The Shillong College anti-ragging cell conducted an awareness programme on September 15 as part of sensitising the student community on the Anti Ragging Act.
The event was held to encourage acceptance and harmony and create a healthy educational environment in the institution.
Director of the Meghalaya State Judicial Academy, KM Lyngdoh was the resource person. Her comprehensive knowledge and expert deliberation on the subject greatly benefitted the attentive audience.
Shillong College Principal E Kharkongor stressed on the adverse effects of ragging on the holistic development and progress of students and lauded the anti-ragging cell for taking proactive steps and measures in ensuring a ragging-free ecosystem in the college. She added that the programme would facilitate character building and bring about peaceful and harmonious coexistence among students in the college.
Today, as part of the anti-ragging programme, a short talk on ‘Say No to Ragging’ was organised at the college’s women’s hostel. The resource person was Kishore Ch Gautam, Special Prosecutor at the National Investigation Agency and member of the Meghalaya State Bar Council, who stated that this programme is very relevant especially in hostels where most of the cases of ragging are reported.
In his talk, he created awareness on what constitutes ragging and shared on what action a student can take in such cases. This interactive programme was attended by the hostellers in the presence of Vice-Principal EN Dkhar and other faculty and staff of the college.