Ragging has raised its ugly head again. A recent incident at a prestigious school has shown that this evil has not yet come to an end. Write an article in 150 – 200 words on ‘Ragging, an Evil’ (Article writing on ragging an evil). You are Navtej/Navita. (CBSE 2015, Class 12)
- a practice from the British era
- original aim, respect for hierarchy
- enforcing traditions, discipline
- Prefect – a teacher substitute
- misuse of authority
- vulgar aspect
Ragging: An Evil
Social evils exist in different types. Emotions, Love, Traditions, Culture may or may not stand the test of time and travel across borders but social evils are an exception to the fact. One of such ‘Social Evils’ is what we call “Ragging”.
Ragging is basically bullying, harassment, and disorderly conduct acted upon the ‘Freshers’ or the lower classmen in a school or college by the Seniors of those Institutions.A recent incident at a prestigious school has shown that this evil has not yet come to an end.
A Practice popularised from the British era continuing till this day and age. It is one of the many evil heirlooms practiced by the British to teach social hierarchy and compel the students to be more “disciplined”. This evil practice has only grew into worse in its form and type. In present-day and age, several institutions have faced the wrath of the public as more and more cases of Ragging surfaced.
A recent survey highlighted the fact that, most cases of these malpractices happen with the purpose to get the ones new into the institution familiar with the traditions and that they remain disciplined and respect the Students from the Senior Sections.
In a recent case, An Ugly Ragging Incident caused the victim to commit suicide. The tragedy took place at one of the most Prestigious Schools in the City. The Ugly episode began when the victim, a male student from the 11th Standard was asked to slap a Girl from the Same Class. Upon Refusing to commit this heinous and horrendous task, the group from the 12th Standard started harassing the victim Mentally to an extent where death seemed more trouble-free to Him.
Upon Investigation by the police, it was found that the mastermind behind the harassment was the ‘Prefect’ from the 12th Standard.
A Prefect is the one considered to be a teacher’s Substitute. The grave misuse of authority by the preface is nothing but a sin and unacceptable. Such Misconducts occur in most institutions in the country with almost 100 students every year, succumbing to mental harassment and sometimes physical.
An educational institution is a place where parents send their children to educate themselves into a better human being and gain knowledge and hence to maintain the sanctity of education and values, such Evil Practices must be uprooted as soon as possible.
The Government and the Concerned authorities should pass a strict law complimenting the mass abolishment of this cruelty called “Ragging”. A strict Punishment will force many perpetrators to think before committing such atrocious acts in the future. Every institution should also keep a close eye into making sure they prevent such crimes to take place.
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