President writes to Governors to wipe out ragging

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New Delhi, June26 (ANI): Expressing her deep concern over the increasing number of ragging incidents, President Pratibha Patil asked all the Governors and Lt Governors to take steps to eliminate menace of ragging from the educational institutions in their respective states and Union territories.

In a letter written to all the Governors and Lt Governors the President noted that, the perverse practice of ragging has not only become rampant in our educational institutions but also acquired hideous proportions costing the sanity of the institutions and life of some of the students.

The disorderly, aggressive, and inhuman conduct on the part of senior students inflicting physical cruelty and mental torment on the freshers has outraged society at large.

In her letter, ahead of the commencement of the educational calendar, the President has asked her representatives in the state and Union territories, to use their knowledge and wisdom and experience to wipe out this unseemly blot from the educational sector.

The President also pointed that though it is the primary responsibility of the management of educational institutions and the teachers to prevent ragging it would make eminent sense if parents and guardians are mobilized to counsel their wards to behave more responsibly and be supportive in their dealings with their juniors.

The President has also asked the NGOs to create an atmosphere of awareness against ragging and in alleviating the trauma of victims. (ANI)

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