Awareness & Advocacy
What we do - Our Activities & Achievements in a nutshell !
Part – I: Building Awareness through Healthy Interactions & Friendly Campuses
We interact with educational campuses, mainly those with hostels, to hold awareness programs. Starting with seminars, we have moved on to more interactive sessions with students. We have successfully organised competitive events that included lectures and short presentations.
Along with students, now teachers are also involving themselves in these programs.
Our events have successfully built lasting partnerships between management, teachers and students to build ragging free campuses.
Numerous anti-ragging events have been arranged by our representatives in various Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Kanpur, Varanasi, Dehradun, Surat, Pune, etc. Currently, we are trying to generate awareness programmes in Bengal, associating with Aman Movement.
You can also invite us to your institution.
Being a voluntary organization with limited resources supported by our kind donors, we have some limitations and (currently) may not be able to visit every institution. However, we take great interest in reaching out to as many institutions (in as many states/union territories), as possible.
Together, we can make India ‘Ragging-free’ !
Our key functionaries have regularly been invited to speak at prime-time talk shows in several Indian news channels. These have been instrumental in empowering millions with knowledge about student rights and the duties of the educational institutions to preventing ragging.
We are also proud to extend our support to the Hyderabad Police, in 2010, on curbing the ragging menace in the city.
We have been invited to participate in conferences and/or workshops in different cities aiming at ragging eradication.
Recently, we had been invited by Mr Aamir Khan on his show, Satyamev Jayate in their Episode 6 (season 3). Here’s a link to the video on the Satyamev Jayate website.
Here’s a link to an article, on us and our cause, in their website. After the episode, Satyamev Jayate received numerous emails from viewers – which have been addressed jointly by Satyamev Jayate and by us (SAVE).
Even before Mr Aamir Khan’s support to the Satyamev Jayate movement, other Bollywood celebrities like Mr Suneil Shetty, Mr Amol Gupte, Ms Amrita Rao as well as Mr Salman Khan had extended their supports to our initiative. Here’s a link to a video where they offered their supports to our campaigns in Mumbai.
More recently, the National Human Rights Commission invited our Hon. Legal Head, Mrs Meera Kaura Patel to be a key speaker at their “National Seminar on Ragging” held at Kochi.
We try our best to address various stakeholders . . .
1) Victims: On the recourse available and on seeking justice and protection.
2) Freshers: Awareness building on facing and avoiding ragging
3) Seniors :
i) Discouraging them from ragging others
ii) Encouraging a healthy mode of interaction
iii) Motivating all to unite against ragging
4) Academic Institutions: Introduce measures to curb ragging
5) Parents, guardians and others concerned: To develop awareness and unite against ragging
We are also advocating for enacting a suggested “National Anti Ragging Act” in the country as there is a requirement for providing adequate protection to students everywhere in the country. Currently, only a few states have legislation prohibiting ragging but they differ considerably.
Besides, in a vast country like India, many teenage students travel to other states for higher education. Being vulnerable, they often fall prey to serious forms of ragging.
There is a dire need for a powerful act to safeguard all such students – in whichever state they may travel for studies.