DSU Calls for ‘Alacrity’ at DST Auditorium

Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad is celebrating beginning of this academic year with ‘Alacrity’. The term ‘Alacrity’ sounds to be chosen as a synonym to ‘Freshers Day Celebrations’. This event is scheduled to take place at the DST Auditorium on the University Campus on September 01, 2015.

Please see the below poster for full details;

DSU @ DST UoH
DSU @ DST UoH. This photo courtesy: is from facebook.com as shared by Venkatadri Silapaka.

This is the first time DSU organizing any of its event at DST auditorium on the University Campus. DST auditorium is the biggest auditorium available on the University Campus. And, so far, in the entire history of DSU, it never organised any programme on its own at DST auditorium range, as far as my memory is concerned. So, lets see how DSU would be able to make success this programme at this biggest auditorium range.

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DSU Felicitated Prof Sukhadeo Thorat

Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad felicitated Prof Sukhadeo Thorat, Former Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC) on March 22, 2011 at Madina Hall, Madina Educational Center, Hyderabad. DSU organised this event along with Muslim Students’ Front (MSF) and the Dalit Information and Education Trust (DIET).

As a mark of respect for various welfare initiatives under taken by Prof Thorat as Chairman of UGC for the underprivileged sections like Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Religious Minorities, etc this felicitation was organised marking his visit to the Hyderabad by DSU.

The poster released by DSU on this occasion is as follows:

Thorat Felicitation by DSU

Various photos of the day are as follows:

a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p

DSU Condoled the Death of K G Satya Murthy

Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad condoled the sad demise of Mr K G Satya Murthy. Mr Satya Murthy belonged to one of the historical juncture – when Naxalite Movement faced the question of ‘Caste’, especially in the region of Andhra Pradesh. The question of ‘Caste’ within a organisation which was committed to ‘Class War’ changed its discourse for the rest of its span and had wider implications.

Please click on the below embedded link for a Condolence Poster released by the DSU.

K G Satyamurthy

DSU Remembers Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram

The Madigas of Andhra Pradesh (including the present day Telangana) were fore-runners in owning and making Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram as an icon. Dr Jagjivan Ram was one of the towering personality in Indian politics from Chamar community in the North India. He basically belonged to the present day Bihar region. Jagjivan Ram was a successful politician in Indian politics and served even as Deputy Prime Minister of India. There were fare chances for him to become Prime Minister of India at certain point of time. Most importantly, he had a rearrest of the rare record of serving in the Indian Cabinet / Council of Ministry for a more than three decades.

Mostly importantly, it should be known that the Madiga’s of United Andhra Pradesh attempted to ‘project and own’ Dr Jagjivan Ram, when Malas were increasingly ‘projecting and owning’ Dr B R Ambedkar as their icon / own person / belonging to their community and interpreting that Madiga Reservation Poratha Samithi’s (MRPS) demands and activities were against to the spirit and ideology of Dr B R Ambedkar. Thus, Madigas claim that the Mala’s exclusive owning of Dr Ambedkar in various forms and their attempts at projecting Ambedkar as not a icon for others like Madiga’s made them to chose Dr Jagjivan Ram as an icon. All this happened at a time of highly politically charged emotional atmosphere during 1990’s.

But then, Madigas also started to own and project Ambedkar also as an icon, in addition to Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram. In this respect it was acknowledged and projected that while Ambedkar is an ‘ideological icon’ – Jagjivan Ram is a ‘successful Political icon’. Thus, interpreting that these two personalities contain certain merits and demerits. Hence, continued to project and retain both the icons.

The Dalit Students’ Union (DSU) at the University of Hyderabad which attempts to carry and resonate ideologically with the MRPS / Madiga movement marks Dr Babu Jagjivan Ram’s birth / death anniversaries on the Campus. In this series only the present poster was released by DSU on the occasion of Jagjivan Ram’s Birth Anniversary in 2012.

Jagjeevan Ram Poster

Andhra Pradesh Re-organisation Act, 2014

The Andhra Pradesh Re-Organisation Act, 2014 as passed by the Parliament of India is as follows:

AP Reorgnisation Act

This act made possible the wishes of the people of Telangana for their long cherished demand for a separate State. But, at the same time this act is also made against to the wishes of Coastal and Rayalaseema region peoples.

Even after formation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh based on this Act still certain issues are propping up for readdress in various modes. Thus, the significance of the Act is propping up in various modes in the political circles of both the states.

DSU 2011-2012 Committee Details

The Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad elected committee members for the academic year 2011-2012 and the details of the Committee members is as follows.

DSU Committee for 2011 – 2012

For the purpose of election DSU previous President Prasanth Kumar M (2010  -2011) released the following poster calling for the General Body Meeting (GBM) on November 09, 2011.

DSU GBM on November 09, 2011

The above .pdf filed documents were released as a Posters on the University Campus as per tradition and released on online too at that particular point of time, but, those online sources are not available presently. So, the present blog post would be useful in knowing the past details.

Dalit Students’ Union (DSU) Elected Committee on April 18, 2000

The following poster depicts the Dalit Students’ Union (DSU), University of Hyderabad Committee members details, who got elected on April 18, 2000.

This poster copy was shared with me by Mr Y Baranbas (President of the Union as elected as per this poster) on the occasion of DSU fifteen years celebrations in 2012. In-fact, Mr Y Baranbas joined DSU fifteenth anniversary celebrations on April 05, 2012 at Dr B R Ambedkar Auditorium on the University Campus.

DSU 2000 Committee Poster
DSU 2000 Committee Poster