Write a Paragraph on “Ragging”
Ragging is one kind of physical and mental torture found in the hostels and premises of medical and engineering colleges among the students. It is a great curse in the field of higher education. Although most of the senior students continue this evil practice out of fun or prank, this is the cause of fear and terror for the freshers in the college. In this barbaric practice the Junior students are compelled to drink, smoke, lick hot iron, and do insulting and humiliating activities like – crawling or wandering about in naked conditions. Even their skin is burnt or they are forced to bathe in cool water on a cold night by the seniors. Sometimes, the limit of ragging exceeds and the newcomers are forced to commit suicide or give up their higher studies forever. Thus the ambitions of many students are being nipped in the bud every year. Although the Government has introduced anti-ragging laws, they can’t be made effective. But if we want to make the way of higher education smooth and comfortable, this barbaric practice must be uprooted to give total protection to the students. Strict laws and exemplary punishments are essential to eliminate this ill practice from the academic field. Above all, proper awareness should be created among the students and trainees about the harmful effects of ragging.