Ganta Srinivasa Rao, Minister for Human Resources Development, said that the youth should be away from ragging and drugs and should mould their career in a better way to become strong and contribute to the national development and progress.
He released a poster “Making a Ragging and Drugs Free Campus” prepared by the Andhra Students “Muslim Welfare Association” and “Moulana Kalam Azad Trust”.
He said that the youth should not spoil their careers by developing bad habits. They should make use of their precious time towards education and sports activities.
Prof G Nageswara Rao, Vice-Chancellor, said that the administration is taking measures to control ragging and towards this end, the University is organizing several awareness programs.
Prof Gollapalli Nageswara Rao, Vice-Chancellor, has said that the Andhra University will be made as “Ragging Free” Campus by creating awareness among the students about the impact of ragging on the life and careers of students.
Prof Gollapalli Nageswara Rao was addressing an Awareness Meet on Anti-Ragging organized here today. He said that continuous monitoring; awareness programs and teacher warden supervision would help to control ragging.
Sanapala Damodara Rao, Senior Civil Judge said that the ragging has been spoiling the goals of the students. He said that it is leading to deaths and the teachers and wardens should regularly supervise and monitor the student activities. He said “Anti-Ragging” boards should be displayed in all the departments. He said that the students who indulge in ragging should be suspended and debarred from the Colleges and Universities.
Annepu Narasimha Murthy, Assistant Commissioner of Police (North) said that the students should not spoil their careers by indulging in ragging. He said the punishment for ragging is minimum 6 months to a maximum of 10 years.
Prof K Gayatri Devi, Rector, presided over the meeting. Prof K Niranjan, Registrar, Prof M Prasada Rao, Member of Executive Council, Prof P Hari Prakash, Prof Vinod Rao, Prof Ramesh, Prof Sudhakar and others also have addressed the gathering.