Chennai: A dance performance during the annual day function of Presidency College here has stirred a controversy with students and staff terming it vulgar. The video has gone viral, but the college principal said it was fabricated.
The video of the programme, shows a scantily-clad man and woman dancing to a Tamil number and indulging in an indecent and vulgar move.
S. Anbarasu, former president of Students Union, who was present at the function, said the performers were from a dance group and not from the college. “Those students were not from the college. The programme went on for three to four hours, the other parts were not vulgar until this particular dance performance,” he said. The principal and warden knew about the programme content, but they allowed it, he alleged.
While some students claim the principal was present during the performance, principal T. Pramananda Perumal said he was there during the inaugural ceremony and left later. He had no knowledge of such a performance. “The video which got viral is completely fabricated to degrade the institution. There is a group of teachers who are involved in fabricating the video and pulling down the institution. It was a performance by a dance troupe. They are not our students,” he said. He had complained to police commissioner. He further said, “ I had no knowledge about this particular dance performance. We never give permission for such activities.”
A senior professor who had worked in the college for more than a decade, said there are two versions. One was the teachers were present and the other was that the principal did not give permission. He said, “ Such things should not be happening in educational institutions and such acts should be condemned. After knowing the incident, the college management has taken no steps so far.”...