Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Anti-ragging measures

God ragging sucks!!!!!

Don't know why sick tradition of ragging is followed in great universities of Pakistan, to mention few UET, NUST (for civilian students), Punjab university, GIK and Central university of Punjab.

I have spent most of my live abroad and have spent five years in Australia. During my stay in Australia I studied for two years and for rest of time, I worked in a very well known company. I lived in two cities Brisbane and Canberra, and also visited Sydney and Melbourne. During this time, I met many people and some of them are my friends now. Many good things I noticed there, not all I want to mention in this post but one which is 'NO RAGGING IN ANY SINGLE AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITY'.

Well all of us will agree that in those countries education system is much better than ours. I believe reason is not only the way they have planned teaching all courses but also the great environment that they are maintaining in their universities. Where possible, giving every individual right to choose instead of making him/her to follow others decisions in all matters, keeping a very friendly environment, respecting each others believes, not interfering with others personal business, no ragging trend at all and respecting others privacy are some of good things about Australian universities.

I am not trying to say here that they have the ideal environment but still much better than what we have here in Pakistan. Now my point here is that its not hard to bring those good things in our universities as well. Of course it takes time and not every thing is in a single individual hand but still at least things like stopping trend of ragging is always possible. Where we don't follow this tradition and also advise other students not to do this bad act.

If we search internet simply by typing anti ragging in google, we will see many websites that are meant to bring awareness in people that ragging is a abuse and should be considered a CRIME.

Yes in some countries there are strict laws against it, for example in India where a student found guilty is not eligible to study in any educational institute at all. I found this written in one such website

"Ragging is neither a means of familiarization nor an introduction with freshers, but a form of psychopathic behavior. Ragging is a violation of human rights. Respect humanitarian values and say NO to ragging".

All we have to do is promise that we will never abuse or in other words get involved in ragging and we will always advise others to do same. Also, if possible, we will take action for example by informing authorities if we see any such activity in our university.

1 comment:

  1. Nice piece of blog, good writing ..DO u know, ragging is a part of higher education even in India? Ragging does NOT break the ice, it breaks lives, careers and families!
    Ragging is NEVER necessary!
    Ragging is a crime, condemned by the Nation.
    Ragging never make a person Socialized and Cultured !