New Delhi: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said the decision to change the name of Dyal Singh college(Evening) was not the government's decision and
has been put on hold. Raising the issue during the Zero Hour in the Rajya Sabha, SAD member Naresh Gujral said the 'unfortunately' managing committee
of the Dyal Singh College recently decided to rename the evening college of the institution as Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya.
He said he admitted that the words Vande Mataram evoked patriotic fervor in every Indian and the government should set up Vande Mataram universities all
over the country. Dyal Singh Evening College To Be Renamed As Vande Mataram Mahavidyalaya'But to change the name of a minority institution is a direct
assault on the feelings of Sikhs.I feel this is something to be condemned,' the SAD leader said and demanded that managing committee should be replaced
immediately. Responding to this, Prakash Javadekar said the renaming was not the decision of the central government.'Is not a government's decision and
the government does not like it. That's why we have asked that the decision be withheld forthwith and an immediate meeting be convened . we don't like it and
such a thing will not happen,' the minister said, adding that the Delhi University, with which the college is affiliated, has also been informed.