Students face fine if found smoking in DU campus from Feb 15

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New Delhi, Jan 31 (UNI) Come February 15 and students of Delhi University will be fined Rs 500 if found smoking in the campus, which has been declared a ''no smoking zone''.

Addressing a news conference here, Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) President Amrita Bahri said all the vendors selling cigarettes near the campus have been evacuated with the help of Delhi police and the anti-smoking cell of the Delhi government.

She said if anybody was found selling cigarettes or any student smoking in the campus, the person would be fined up to Rs 500.

''We are going to organise programmes and street plays to make students aware about the campaign. After the deadline, they (students) will be fined on the spot,'' Ms Bahri added.

The DUSU President said all the college principals would be given a circular which call for placing notice board's in their respective institutions declaring ''No Smoking Area''.

Ms Bahri said they would also present a memorandum to Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit so that a notification could be passed, declaring the university roads a ''Non Smoking Area''.

In reply to a question, she said DUSU has always worked in close co-ordination with the students, who were also smoking the anti-smoking movement.


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