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Vet Varsity organizes Orientation Programme on Anti Ragging

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | August 23, 2023 01:03 PM

LUDHIANA: Directorate of Students’ Welfare-cum-Estate Organisation, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana conducted an Orientation Programme on Anti Ragging on the advisory issued by the University Grants Commission.

Dr. Ashish Virk, Professor, University Institute of Law, Panjab University Regional Centre, Ludhiana, sensitised the students and members of Anti Ragging Committees and Anti Ragging Squads of various Colleges about the menace of ragging and its repercussions. She explained in detail as to why it was important to curb the menace of ragging in educational institutions and under what provisions of law the offenders can be prosecuted and heavily penalised. She appealed to the students and faculty to join hands in putting an end to ragging.

Dr. Satyavan Rampal, Director Students’ Welfare informed that in case of receiving any such complaint, proper investigation and complete impartial scrutiny of the matter by the Anti-Ragging committee is conducted at the university level and the student/s found guilty are taken to task.

Dr. Nidhi Sharma, Welfare Officer informed that to curb the menace of ragging, the university authorities had taken concrete steps and acted on UGC guidelines with zero tolerance approach “In accordance with the UGC, while all measures have been put into place to stop any incident of ragging in campus. The students are being made aware of the anti-Ragging provisions using various means during observance of anti-ragging week from August 12-18.

Later during the question and answer session, while Dr Shabnam, warden girls hostel, asked the resource person to deliberate on the various aspects of ragging, the students sought to know the difference between, introduction, ragging and bullying.

Dr. Yashpal Singh Malik, Dean, College of Animal Biotechnology honoured the resource person Dr. Ashish Virk. The orientation programme was attended by more than 150 students and faculty from all the four colleges in the campus.

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