August 31, 2015
Congrats Rajiv Mehrishi on being appointed Union Home Secretary . We are very proud of you.
( My fellow Resident / Senior in St. Stephen's College )
During our time ( 1975 -80 ) , Delhi University Inter College Cricket Final was , invariably , between St. Stephen's and Hindu College.
Our St. Stephen's College had cricketing stars like Kirti Azad , Arun Lal , Rajinder Amarnath ( younger brother of Mohinder , Surinder Amar Nath ). Staff In charge , the legendary and dashing HOD - History- Prof Mohammad Amin.
The annual Cricket Final ( University Grounds ) was a grand affair with running Radio commentary ( Yuv Vani A.I.R. )
For us spectators / College supporters action centered around the Side Screen ( at the University End ) with Hindu College and St. Stephen's crowds on either back side of the Side Screen .
The atmosphere used to be very charged with beating of drums and often abusive slogan shouting. At periodical intervals , jostling crowds would come head on and a free hand to hand scuffle ensued ( like a Kabbadi match with the Raider being pinned down )
St. Stephen's star defender was the fearless Rajiv Mehrishi. With Mehrishi around we would feel very safe and bold.
We are very sure with IAS Rajiv Mehrishi as the Union Home Secretary , the entire country, feels safe.