The KGMU ragging manual
TIMES NEWS NETWORK[
MONDAY, JULY 25, 2005 01:27:26 AM ]
Act I: "....na jane kahan kahan se
aye hain. Inhe insaan banane ke liye badi mehnat karni padegi," utters a senior
at King George's Medical University (KGMU) after allowing a group of freshers
who had come to complete admission formalities recently.
Act II: White
dress, black school shoes, properly oiled inch long hair for boys and plats for
girls and ?yes sir'.
(While Act I is the attitude of seniors, Act II is
the way to escape immediate ragging).
LUCKNOW: Freshers cram Act II or
you might land into trouble. The senior batch (2004) at KGMU is giving final
touches to a ragging plan as a welcome. Included in this plan are activities
like proposing to a class fellow, uttering fowl words, singing swear word
anthems and so on. The plan is based on the 'traditional' sixty-five page long
President, Resident Doctors Associations, Devashish
Shukla told TOI, "The ragging manual is a hand-written book prepared by seniors
which is passed on to the junior batch." He said the origin of the book is not
Praveen, an MBBS student elaborated the details of the
book. "It explains all seventeen forms of 'salam'. Some examples are: Salam no
3, in which the fresher has to bow till the third button level of the senior and
salute him. Another example is 'salam' no 13 in which the junior has to touch
the ground and salute the senior. The highest level, 'salam' no 17, in which the
fresher has to lie down on the ground and then say 'salam'," he said.
Devashish added, "It has a list of pranks such as asking a junior to
make a cadaver eat sweets in the anatomy department, making him dance on the
teacher's table till he comes to the class on the condition to spare him at the
time of ragging later on and many more." He said the book also contained a list
of pranks to be played on juniors all through the year on occasions like Holi,
Diwali, Eid and Bakrid.
Mridula (name changed), a colleague of Devashish
told TOI: "The book contains a separate section containing an index of ragging
tricks for girls. The girls might be asked to sit under the table for a couple
of hours or balance a book on their head, put a dozen clips on their heads,
apply oil that drips, ask them to imagine things and behave accordingly.
One example is imagine being a duck and then 'quack' around in the
Some of the seniors however indicated that the juniors were
safe for now because of the first professional (I year) examination starting on
August 2, but they stressed that there was no way to escape ragging. However,
RDA president said that ragging would not be allowed
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