In order to sensitize students about the heinous crime of Ragging and to acquaint them with various dos and don’ts of Traffic rules, an Anti – Ragging and Road Safety Awareness seminar was organized in the A block Auditorium by the Department of Students Welfare.
The event commenced with the lightning of the lamp by the senior dignitaries and was compered by Sonal Prasad, 3rd year, B. Tech, CSE, FET, MRIU. About 350 students from different faculties / institutions of Manav Rachna participated in the seminar.
Dr. N. C. Wadhwa, VC MRIU and Mr. R. K. Arora, Registrar, MRIU graced the occasion by their esteemed presence and presented their views about the after effects of Ragging and why it needs to be abolished from the education sector. A few senior students such as Ayushi Bhatia, 2nd year, B. Tech CSE, FET, MRIU and Poorva Jairamani, 2nd year BAJMC, MRIU shared their experiences of being a fresher at the beginning and now have evolved as senior students. They enlightened the audience about the healthy relationship between the seniors and freshers in the campus.
A nukkad natak ‘Ragging – Ek Apraadh’ by the Dramatics society of Manav Rachna showed how getting ragged affects the life of the students and the basic reason behind the seniors stepping into this barbaric activity. Yuvan, 1st year B. Tech MRU being a Fresher shared how he was petrified by the mere thought of getting ragged in his new alma mater but to the contrary, he made friends with seniors. He expressed that Manav Rachna is a 100% ragging free campus and that his fellow freshers need not worry about Ragging anymore.
In order to make the students aware about the Road safety measures, Dr. M. P. Singh, Nodal Officer, Road Safety enlightened the students about various traffic rules and how those rules are applicable to all the people on roads whether they are driving, walking, crossing or even are travelling in a public transport.
Dr. Jaswinder Kaur, Medical Officer, FAS briefed the students about the first aid measures through a presentation that they should practice if they happen to come across any accident on roads so that they can take the victims to the hospital and their life can be saved.
Prof. I. K. Kilam, Dean Students Welfare presented saplings and mementos to the guests and thanked each and everyone present in the auditorium for their participation. He expressed his gratitude to Dr N.C. Wadhwa VC MRIU, Mr R.K. Arora, Registrar MRIU, Dr M.P. Singh and Dr Jaswinder Kaur for sparing their time and advising students on the vital aspects of ‘Ragging’, ‘Road Safety’ and ‘Emergency 1st Aid Measures’.