Speech On Ragging In Education

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Ragging is one of the most discomforting issues India has been facing for quite some time. It has become more of a rule than an exception in a number of educational institutions throughout the country, leading to a lot of lives being destroyed and young people being rendered helpless. The aftermath being many, some develop mental disorders, some attempt to end their lives while many others are murdered by the force of ragging. There are many other unearthed stories where students have suffered endlessly and who haven’t had the courage to stand up and speak against such heinous activities. Ragging, Hazing, Fagging, Bullying, Pledging, Horse-playing etc. are different terms used in different parts of the world but each signifying the same old practice of welcoming the fresher in a barbaric manner. Although ragging has become a part of the Indian educational system, it surprisingly has a foreign origin. This phenomenon can be traced back to as early as 7th or 8th century A.D. In Greek culture, new entrants to the sport community were subjected to all kinds of humiliations and teasing to inculcate a team spirit in them. Gradually with the passage of time this technique was subjected to myriad modifications and was later adopted by the military forces, from there it finally entered in the education system. Since its inception in the educational arena, ragging underwent several modifications before morphing into an organized form of campus violence. During the 18th century

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