Mangaluru: An awareness programme on Anti Ragging Law was held at P. A. Engineering College, Mangalore on 19th August in association with D.K. District Legal Service Authority and Mangalore Advocate Association.
The programme was inaugurated by D T Puttarangaswamy, VI Addl. District & Sessions Judge. In his inaugural speech Puttarangaswamy said “The Importance of anti ragging law should be known to each student”.
The Chief Guest of the day Ganesha B., Senior Civil Judge and Member Secretary, District Legal Services Authority spoke on the occasion. He said “Ragging is a menace to the society and it should be curbed at its root level by educating the students in their campus”.
Resource person A Udayananda, Senior Advocate, Mangalore Bar Association explained the consequences of ragging and the Anti Ragging Law in detail. He said “India is a largest democracy in the world, where we have a lot of freedom. But this does not give the liberty to do whatever we want, so there are limits for everything. If that limit is crossed then the legal cell takes authority and formulates certain rules to curb the menace prevailing in the society. He also said Supreme Court of India has taken a strong stand to curb ragging”.
Yashodara P Karkera, General Secretary, Mangalore Bar Association, Abdullah Ibrahim, Executive Director, PAET & K M Haneef, Director (Administration) PAET participated as guests of honour.
In his presidential Address, Dr Abdul Sharief, Principal, PACE said “The silent spectators also have the duty to curb ragging by informing the concerned authorities”.
Prof. kavitha, Dept of E&C welcomed the guests. Prof. Biniya, Dept of EC delivered the vote of thanks. Zeashan and Jameela Ruhi compered the programme.