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Prof. Arti Kalnawat, Assistant Professor, G.H.Raisoni Law School, Nagpur has delivered a guest lecture on the topic “ANTI RAGGING: PPREVENTION, REGULATION AND PUNISHMENT.” In the beginning of her lecture she gave interesting examples of how relationships used to build-up between seniors and juniors in ancient India. Then she illustrated the present scenario and explained legal provisions banning the practices of ragging in India. She presented clear cut reasons for why ragging should not at all be tolerated. She further said that any person with the iota of sound logic will agree that there are many other civilized ways for bringing the freshers in to the mainstream of the campus life. She then encouraged students to hold a variety show program after the academic sessions for juniors and seniors. She emphasized, ‘let them display their talent and skill’. This will bring them together, hone their skill together and make them friendly without leaving wounds on their psyche’
Poster making competition was held to create awareness amongst the students of DACN family in respect of ragging. Ragging is a subject that concerns everybody and therefore sensitisation of this subject especially amongst the students is very much essential. Keeping that in mind we organised this competition and we got very good response from the students of all departments of college. On the day of panel Discussion the results were declared and prizes were distributed at the hands of Panellists. First prize of Rs. 1000/- bagged by Ms. SanhitaGokhle and SumedhShende, Second Prize of Rs. 700/- bagged by Shweta Hanwante,Third Prize of Rs.500/- bagged by Ms. PadmajaFulewar and the response was so good that college even declared the Consolation prize worth Rs.300/- which is backed by Ms. Prachi Bansod.
Panel Discussion on the topic, “Ragging: Reasons and Remedies”, was organized by the Anti Ragging Cell of the college on 10th Sep. 2015 for fresher’s of all the streams from the college. Different experts from various field participated in the discussion like, Shri. Pradeep Lande, API, Crime Branch, Dr. Manish Thakre, Psychiatrist and Assoc. Prof. Government Medical College, Nagpur, Adv. Rahul Kurekar, Lawyer from Mumbai High Court, Bench at Nagpur, Dr. (Mrs.) PayalThaorey, Asst. Prof. PGTD, Dept. of Law, RTMNU, Nagpur, Miss. Shweta Parsodkar, Student Representative of the College and Principal of the College Dr. Shri P.C. Pawar was also there amongst the panelist. After analysing thoroughly the reasons behind ragging and solution to this deviant behaviour, the panellist concluded discussion with following observations; “Ragging is perhaps the only social and human rights problem in the world in which the victim himself or herself becomes the perpetrator of the crime. Therefore, ragging shall be considered as more of a psychological problem than legal. But unfortunately we always look to the law for quick solution, though it looks very simple to solve it by making strict laws but we can never solve it unless we change the mind-sets as well. This can be done best by going into the roots of this problem”. At the end, just summing up the discussion and re-highlighting them again, Dr.Mrs.Sandhya Kalamdhad, Moderator of the Panel Discussion pointed out that, “I would say that along with strict laws we need to create comprehensive awareness, we need to intellectually break the belief system that supports ragging, we need to instil in our youngsters a sense of respect and sensibility towards the differences and diversity that we see in our society. I’m sure after introspection of ragging, we would just hate to be identified with it and this would eventually lead to its natural death”. Students very enthusiastically participated and pose very interesting and important questions to the panellist who created a very healthy environment and even some strong suggestions came from student audience as preventive steps for controlling the menace of Ragging in the college campus. Principal of the college assure safe and ragging free campus to the students in future too. Director of the Institution, Dr. (Mrs.) K.M.Malati Reddy was prominently present and also participated in the question answer session. Dr. (Mrs.) Sandhya Kalamdhad, Dr. (Mrs.) Dhanashri Borikar, Dr.JiteshTripathi and set of students from the department of Law worked hard to make this programme a success. Programme was moderated and concluded by Dr. Sandhya Kalamdhad by proposing vote of thanks to the panellist, audience, institution and students.
New academic session of the college has started in the month of July 2015. New students from all faculties were warmly welcomed by the concerned departments and the Principal of the College, Dr.P.C.Pawar. Immediately after this in the month of August i.e. on 22nd August 2015, Anti Ragging Cell of the college had organized the guest lecture on Anti ragging to make the students safe and aware about the concept and law of ‘Anti Ragging’. Adv. AmbarishSonak, Lawyer High Court, Nagpur, addressed the I Semester students of all faculties on various issues of ragging and enlightened the students on the historical account of evil practices of ragging, its repercussions and present legal provisions. He pointed out that this is more psychological problem than legal and therefore need special attention and collective efforts from government authorities, educational institutions, management, teachers and students. His talk not only helped the students but it also helped the institution to take necessary preventive steps towards ragging, if at all the college faces the problem in future. Dr.P.C. Pawar, Principal of the College was also prominently present on the occasion and in his address he pointed out the fact that this is the zero percent ragging campus. He further pointed out, despite of this, college always endeavours that this kind of evil shall not enter the premise of college in future as well. The programme is conducted by Miss. Shweta Parsodkar, final year student of department of Law. Dr.(Mrs.) Sandhya Kalamdhad and Dr. (Mrs.) DhanashreeBorikar, faculties of the college and members of the committee of “Anti Ragging Cell”, of the college organized this programme.
The University Grants Commission, following a directive from the Supreme Court, appointed a four member panel to attempt to understand the psychosocial impact of ragging among the undergraduate students of various colleges. Our college has been selected to conduct this study. The students from the department of Law of this college were distributed questionnaire which will ultimately help to prepare a final report as per the requirement of Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. Ms. Apurva Gupta and Mr. Amit Tiwari, members of the Committee appointed by the Supreme Court of India, from Delhi personally met the students and told them the purpose and benefits of the study. Mrs. Sandhya Kalamdhad, faculty of the department of Law arranged the programme on 10th April 2013.
On 19th July 2011, Shri Amit Roshankhede, Asst. Manager, Lokmat Group, Nagpur delivered a motivational talk on, “Be Positive”, where he spoke to students and convinced them how positive attitude will make change in case of any problematic situations including Ragging. He gave number of examples and convinced students the importance of positive attitude in student’s life. This talk was followed by a lecture on, “Anti Ragging: Laws & Regulations”, where Adv. D.N. Mathur, High Court, Nagpur Bench, Nagpur, gave elaborate framework of rules and regulations in respect of Ragging. He explained the stringent punishments which may be inflicted in case of ragging and how even a person standing near ragger would also attract punishment. Shri. Pramod Kulkarni, Lokmat, “SanzGarwa Sane”, Group, Nagpur was also conspicuously present on the occasion. Dr. Mrs. Malati Reddy, Principal of the institution welcomed the guest. Mrs. Sandhya Kalamdhad, conducted the proceedings and Ms. Preeti Singh proposed Vote of Thanks. Teaching and non teaching staff of the college was present with good strength.
New academic session of the college started in the month of July 2011. New students from all the faculties were warmly welcomed by the concerned departments and the Principal of the College, Dr.Mrs.Malati Reddy. Immediately after this in the month of August i.e. on 25th August 2012, the college with the help of Anti Ragging Cell of the College organized the guest lecture on Anti ragging to make the students safe and aware about the concept and law of anti ragging. Adv. P.D.Meghe, Advocate, High Court, Nagpur addressed the students on Legal and Ethical Issues of Ragging. Shree Vikas Mishra, Editor, LokmatSamachar, Lokmat Groups, Nagpur also talk to students on ragging issue and enlightened the students on the evil practice of ragging and its repercussions. Their talk not only helped the students but it also helped the institution to take steps towards ragging if at all the college faces the problem in future. Dr.Malati Reddy, Principal of the College was also prominently present on the occasion. In her address she pointed out the fact that this is the zero percent ragging college. Despite of this, college always endeavors that this kind of evil shall not enter the premise of college in future as well. The programme is conducted by Mrs. Sandhya Kalamdhad and Ms. Preeti Singh, faculties of the college and members of the committee of “Anti Ragging”, of the college.