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Say NO to Ragging: Education Minister and CM of Assam Join Hands to Combat Ragging in Educational Institutions

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Monday, August 07, 2023
Say NO to Ragging: Education Minister and CM of Assam Join Hands to Combat Ragging in Educational Institutions
Education Minister Ranoj Pegu Advocates for a Respectful Welcome to Newcomers

Guwahati, Assam: In a unified stand against the menace of ragging in educational institutions, Education Minister Ranoj Pegu and Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, took to social media to advocate for a safe and respectful learning environment for students. Their tweets sent a strong message to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and the general public to put an end to this harmful practice.

Education Minister Ranoj Pegu's tweet emphasized the importance of saying "NO" to ragging, urging everyone to welcome newcomers with respect, empathy, and kindness. By doing so, he highlighted the significance of creating a conducive atmosphere where every student can pursue their dreams without the fear of harassment or bullying.

In his tweet, Minister Pegu also requested all HEIs to familiarize themselves with the University Grants Commission (UGC) Regulation on ragging, available on the official UGC website ( This action underscores the government's commitment to combat ragging and enforce strict measures to maintain the safety and well-being of students.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma echoed Minister Pegu's sentiments by retweeting his message and reinforcing that ragging has no place in society. He called on educational institutions to put forth their best efforts in creating safe, collaborative, and respectful spaces for students to learn and grow.

Ragging, a practice often marked by bullying, harassment, and humiliation of newcomers, has long been a concern in various educational institutions across the country. The collaborative efforts of the Education Minister and the Chief Minister signify a determined stand against this social issue, seeking to create an environment that fosters a positive learning experience for students.

In addition to the government's initiatives, the public, including students, faculty, and staff members, also play a crucial role in eradicating ragging from campuses. It is essential for everyone to remain vigilant and report any incidents of ragging promptly to the appropriate authorities.

The joint call by Education Minister Ranoj Pegu and Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has garnered widespread support on social media, with netizens commending their efforts to prioritize students' well-being. Many users have also shared their own experiences and opinions, reinforcing the need for a collective effort to make campuses safer and more inclusive.

As we move forward, it is hoped that this unified stance against ragging will inspire lasting change within educational institutions, ultimately creating an environment where students can freely pursue their academic aspirations, unburdened by the fear of ragging.