New Delhi, Sep 1: India's U-19 captain, Unmukt Chand who led his team to its third World Cup title was promoted to second year after a controversy over shortage of attendance, thanked everyone for helping him on a social networking site.
Since Unmukt had not recorded 33.3% of attendance in I BA, at St. Stephens College, the college authorities denied him promotion as they had barred him from giving his University exams.
Following pressure from media, HRD minister Kapil Sibal and sports minister Ajay Maken's initiative, things took a turn, as Chand was allowed to attend II BA classes but had to write both I and II BA exams together next year, according to Dinesh Singh, the Vice Chancellor of Delhi University.
The Vice Chancellor also said that there were exemptions for sportspersons as their sports activities will be taken into consideration.
"Under the proposed structure - that is expected to be placed before the academic council in a couple of months - participation in sports activities will be accorded credit and the students will have the choice of replacing some of the academic courses with a structured recognition of participation towards his/her degree," Singh said.
Following the same, Unmukt Chand, tweeted on his twitter page stating that he has been promoted finally after a lot of issues surrounding his shortage of attendance.
He thanked the college staff for supporting him and for everyone who offered support for the 19 year old.
"Thank you St. Stephens. Love my college. Thank you everyone for the support. Pappu pass ho gaya :)"