Panaji::: August 09,2018 … Hon’ble Governor (Dr). Smt.Mridula Sinha appreciated the steps taken by Directorate of Education for including Civic sense subject such as Road Safety, Hygiene and garbage in the syllabus for the current academic year. Hon’ble Governor was speaking during 10th State level meeting of Anti-Ragging Monitoring Cell which was held under the chairmanship of Hon’ble Governor recently at Raj Bhavan, Goa.
After taking reviews of various initiatives implemented by professional and technical education institutions to curb the menace of ragging, Hon’ble Governor said including Civic sense in the syllabus will help to develop values in the minds of the children right from the beginning.
Expressing happiness, Hon’ble Governor said as there are almost no ragging cases reported in educational institutions in the state she said the word “ragging” should be avoided while conducting any programme in the institution. Hon’ble Governor also raised concern over the reports of students consuming drugs on college campuses and increase number of road accident.
Hon’ble Governor further said that Parental pressure for children to excel in their studies has been unusually high which often leads to stress and depression Hon’ble Governor advised parent not to pressurise their children and also emphasised that they should look after their food diet as younger generation are suffering from various diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes at early age. Hon’ble Governor directed educational institutions to display posters with messages in their campuses on Anti ragging ,Drugs Traffic rules and Garbage.
Professor Varun Sahni, Vice Chancellor of Goa University informed that only one case of cyber ragging was reported in one of the colleges in Goa this year. Shri Sahni said that nowadays nature of ragging is changing. Ragging like Cyber bullying is an increasing menace. Sahni further said that institution as a whole needs to be more vigilant. Sahni was also of opinion that the institutions should work to inculcate healthy and positive relationship between freshers and senior students.
Director General Police Dr. Muktesh Chander informed that no cases related to ragging have been reported to police department. Dr. Muktesh Chander further requested technical education institutions to encourage their students to take up projects like Road Safety which will be of benefits to the student’s community and public at large.
Shri Pradeep Naik , Dean, Goa Medical College and Hospital stated that anti ragging squads are available in the GMC campus to monitor the incidents of ragging during day and night. Shri Naik also informed that all students are compulsory made to sign Anti Ragging Pledge.
Secretary to Governor Shri. Rupesh Kumar Thakur, IAS also attended the meeting.Smt. Nila Mohanan, IAS, Secretary Education welcomed all the members present for the meeting. Shri Prasad Lolayekar, Director of Higher Education was the convenor of the meeting.