Many events were also held across the country, commemorating Vemula's birth anniversary.

Images UoH velivada turns blue as students celebrate Rohith Vemulas birth anniversary
news Rohith Vemula Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 09:56

The birth anniversary of University of Hyderabad (UoH) research scholar Rohith Vemula who killed himself inJanuary last year, was commemorated at the varsity campus and across the country on Monday.

At the UoH campus, the program began at 11.00am with students garlanding Rohith Vemula’s Bust at the 'Velivada', along with flags of the Ambedkar Students Association (ASA), of which Rohith was a part of.

It was followed by a photo exhibition at 2 pm of the movement for 'justice' that Vemula's death had sparked off across the country. 

At 5.30 pm, students gathered at the velivada for poetry recitation and 'songs of resistance' in memory of Rohith, following which there was a candle light assembly at 6 pm.

At 7 pm, the Rohith Vemula Memorial science club organised a star-gazing event, to witness Venus, the Moon and Mars, which were brighter than usual on Monday.

The programs ended with the screening of a documentary on Rohith, outside campus, in the presence of Radhika Vemula.

Here are some images from across the country and also from the UoH campus.

(ASA in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh)

(A protest in Gujarat's Una)

(In a university at Guwahati)

(Image: Mubashir Hameed)

Also read:

'From shadows to the stars': A year after Rohith's death, his words still resonate

'Fight is far from over': Students suspended with Rohith Vemula, speak a year after his suicide

Life without Rohith: Radhika and Raja Vemula speak

An emotionally charged day: How events unfolded at UoH on Rohith Vemula's death anniversary


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