Fact Check: Andhra University College of Engineering has not declared holiday on 25 Feb over 'Bheemla Nayak' release

A circular claiming that the Andhra University College of Engineering has declared a holiday on 25 February 2022 on the occasion of the release of Pawan Kalya-starrer ‘Bheemla Nayak’ is circulating on WhatsApp.

By Misha Rajani  Published on  24 Feb 2022 1:21 PM GMT
Fact Check: Andhra University College of Engineering has not declared holiday on 25 Feb over Bheemla Nayak release

Hyderabad: A circular claiming that the Andhra University College of Engineering has declared a holiday on 25 February 2022 on the occasion of the release of Pawan Kalya-starrer 'Bheemla Nayak' is circulating on WhatsApp.

The circular reads, "The Heads of the Departments of AUCE (A) are hereby informed that the Classes for all year B.Tech and B.Tech + M.Tech will be declared holiday on 25-02-2022(Friday) on the occasion of "BHEEMLA NAYAK" movie release. And please be careful while doing mass celebrations at the theatres (sic)."


FACT CHECK:

The principal of Andhra University College of Engineering (AUCE) issued a statement denying the claim that the college had declared a holiday on 25 February. He said, "A fake circular is under circulation in the WhatsApp groups of students stating that holiday is declared on 25.02.2022 on the occasion of a new movie release. No such circular had been issued by this Office."

The university has reached out to the cyber crime division, Visakhapatnam, to file a complaint about the fake circular. A copy of the complaint states that the viral circular is fake and not issued by the college.

The Andhra Pradesh fact-check wing has also confirmed that the circular is fake. No holiday has been declared by the college on 25 February on the occasion of the release of 'Bheemla Nayak'.




Claim Review:Andhra University College of Engineering has declared a holiday on 25 February 2022 on the occasion of the release of ‘Bheemla Nayak’.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:Newsmeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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