University of Jammu has put a complete ban on the sale of aerated drinks and junk food on the campus with immediate effect

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The University of Jammu has put a complete ban on the sale of aerated drinks and junk food on the campus with immediate effect

A notification signed by Prof Satnam Kaur, Dean, Students’ Welfare, has directed all the eateries on the university campus to stop further sale of junk food and aerated drinks failing which action would be initiated against them.

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The ban on the sale of aerated drinks and junk food comes after a memorandum was submitted by ‘YUVA’ (Youth and Vivekananda), a group of university students, in which they had requested the Dean, Students’ Welfare, to order a ban on all such eatable products which were dangerous for the health of students.

In their submission on April 18, the students’ group cited a circular of theUniversity Grants Commission (UGC) issued in November last year to all universities of the country asking them to take measures to ban selling and availability of junk food on the university campus and affiliated colleges, sensitise students on the ill-effects of junk food on their health and to create awareness about proper nutrition, exercise and healthy habits.

Taking action on the submission made by students, the Dean, Students’ Welfare has directed all eateries on the campus to stop the sale of junk or fast food and aerated drinks with immediate effect.

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Reacting on the ban order issued by the university administration, coordinator of YUVA, Anil Acharya said though it was a welcome step, the order should be adhered to in letter and spirit.

Acharya added that proper monitoring should be there to check and ensure the compliance of the order and it should be extended to all outstation campuses of the university as well.

Order after students plea

The ban on the sale of aerated drinks and junk food comes after a memorandum was submitted by ‘YUVA’ (Youth and Vivekananda), a group of university students, in which they had requested the Dean, Students’ Welfare, to order a ban on all such eatable products which were dangerous for the health of students.

 

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