Plight of Ragging

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Rasheed Ahmed Langove
Ragging — especially in educational institutions — isn’t new; it has been running in trend for ages to make fun of new entrants or junior students by the senior students. Furthermore, the senior learners make fun of fresher or junior students’ face color, body language, tone of voice, etc. Apart from this, they insist them to do what they want. Once the news agency ANI reported that 150 first-year students at the Saifai Medical University in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, were forced to shave their heads and parade in front of seniors in an alleged case of ragging. Even though it is well-known to them that the newcomers can’t stand to be ragged since the atmosphere seems quite new to a majority of them. Yet they have committed to do it for just their pleasure and enjoyment. Hence — the act of creating fun on entrants and minor students creates feelings of fear and discouragement among them. And also in most cases, they are compelled to give up their educational struggle at that stage. In extreme cases, the entrants and junior students also become the victim of mental illness. In conclusion, ragging on kids had better be stopped because those children who join any institute should be encouraged by the seniors and be given some guidelines rather than being insisted on doing baseless actions. Consequently, the newcomers of any institute need a friendly environment by their senior fellows, so that they can grow with an effort of creating a healthy environment.