Finally, we all heard the strict orders from the Big B; â€œRAGGING IS OFFICIALLY BANNED IN TIP(full stop)â€. The very similar decision was also made last year but ragging was allowed in case if any of the freshmen themselves wanted to be ragged. Thanks to our beloved President, and Academic coordinator for implicating such an â€˜Importantâ€™ rule and for keeping the honor, respect and confidence of newcomers in a safe place.
When I was a newcomer, I used to be filled with joy, excitement, confidence and was motivated enough to perform well both in my studies and extra curricular activities. The day I joined TIP, all of my emotions scattered in the wink of an eye. The way I and all the first years were treated was indescribable. Instead of welcoming us with smiling faces, we were grabbed and treated like a piece fresh meat. From collecting money to kissing the pole, we were forced to do every dirty little thing possible . It took us a whole semester to come back to our normal positions. In fact, I can still feel the pain given by my seniors.
Some so called â€˜broad mindedâ€™ people often call this ragging stuff the best way to socialize and to make new acquaintances. Hey, What kind of socializing is this? Undressing a junior, grabbing all their money and threatening them to perform obscenities, in case the seniors perverted demands were not satisfied. There could have been many other ways to socialize. For example, you can arrange a function in the auditorium to introduce all the freshies one by one, or simply sit with them and let them introduce themselves.
We all have heard the quotation that, ‘first impression is the last impression’, and for juniors, unfortunately, the first impression given by their seniors is not appropriate. Ragging to me is the most pathetic and humiliating way to treat newcomers. Again the reason given is, “some juniors donâ€™t bother to be ragged!” Excuse me! No body actually likes ragging except the seniors. It may be a good way of socializing but it is also a fact that ragging leaves a strong impact on the human mind. What I have seen is that it is an ongoing and continuous thing. The humiliation faced by the newcomers is simply vented out onto the next years batch in form of frustration. I completely condemn this ragging theme or, in worst case, if it is allowed, it should be in limits of nobleness. I am hopeful that the decision made by our faculty members will gradually ends this ‘tradition’ of ragging in TIP.
Note:- All of the above statements are my personal comments and they did not mean to criticize or point anyone. You have the complete right to disagree with me.