Manifesto Reviews 2015-16: SAC Speaker, Aroon Narayanan

Aroon in his tenure as SAC Speaker has implemented most of his manifesto points aside from introducing new initiatives like the standing committee, hostel legislator post, new student body guidelines, etc, to name a very small number. Overall, counting in his ongoing manifesto points, he has a phenomenal success ratio of 80% with 20% of his points remaining incomplete (of which at least a couple were completed if not by him). He sums up his tenure as SAC Speaker in a quote, “Getting a policy body like SAC to function is an incredible lesson in convincing, negotiation, tact and diplomacy and my experience in SAC has probably contributed more to my growth, than I have to SAC’s growth”.

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Know Your SLC: A Brand New Council

The new structure envisioned by the amendments however is radically different from the existing setup – for starters, BCs and hostel Gen-Secs will en bloc be not included in the new SAC and the institute secretaries will remain non-voting members, with an additional ‘executive veto’ power. The new SAC will instead comprise of 50 odd elected ‘legislators’.

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Dalai Lama’s EML – ‘Human Approach to World Peace’

As a 24 year old, I struggle each day to find meaning and happiness in life. So, when I heard that the world’s ‘Happiest Guru’ Dalai Lama himself was going to deliver a lecture Human Approach to World Peace, I willed myself out of my cozy bed at six in the morning and made my way to the insti. Hordes of people flocked to the massive SAC building from all corners of Insti on a rainy Tuesday morning. It was a packed audience that greeted His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in the Student Activity Centre at 9:00 a.m. yesterday.

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Online Campaigning, Two Co-CASes And Smoking Zones: SAC Meeting, Jan ’15

The third SAC meeting of the year saw the rescinding of the post of the Mess Secretary, doubling of the number of CoCAS posts, discussion of the dereliction of duty by an Institute Secretary and reports by an Anti-Tobacco Committee and a committee formalizing guidelines for Institute bodies.

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