Prof AK Sarial, Vice-Chancellor chaired a University level anti-ragging committee meeting at CSK Himachal Pradesh Agriculture University at Palampur.

The Vice-Chancellor expressed his satisfaction that the students have maintained the glorious tradition of keeping the campus ragging free for the last eleven years. He asked all concerned to maintain this rich tradition meticulously with vigil.

He informed the members that all required measures have been taken to prevent ragging in the University.

The Vice-Chancellor told that as per the legal and statutory requirements, the Students’ Welfare Officer has been designated as Nodal Officer of Anti-ragging Cell and requisite information about anti-ragging activities have been widely publicised including regular updating on the university website.

There are University level and College level anti-ragging committees entrusted with the responsibility to ensure prevention of any ragging related incidents in the campus.In addition to this, monitoring cell on ragging has been made functional and a committee for promotion and monitoring of inter-action has been constituted in addition to anti-ragging squad and anti-ragging women squad at the University level.

Such committees have also been formed at college and hostel level. While expressing his satisfaction of not getting any adverse feedback about the incidents of ragging, he advised the students to avail all helpline numbers in case of any need. He also advised the students to e inform if any case of drugs comes to their notice.

Prof Sarial also advised the senior students to guide the new students in academic matters. He got independent feedback from the new students, their parents and other members.

Registrar, Sandeep Sood, detailed about the contents of anti-ragging law. Deputy Superintendent of Police Dr Amit Sharma asked students to approach Police in case of any anti-ragging incident takes place. The Vice-Chancellor also asked them to avoid drugs and inform the authorities if they have any information of someone getting hooked to drugs so that timely help is provided. He also got feedback from newly admitted students.

Deans of the constituent colleges Dr Mandeep Sharma, Dr Ashwani Basandrai, Dr Yadwinder Dhaliwal, Students Welfare Officer Dr Vipin Kumar Gupta, Librarian Dr Madhumeet Singh were present on the occasion.