Members of Krishna District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) conducted ‘Legal Awareness Camps’ against ragging in various engineering colleges on Saturday. The judiciary officers explained the consequences, if resorted to ragging, and advised the students not to spoil their lives.
Velagapudi Ramakrishna Siddhartha Engineering College (VRSEC) Principal G. Sambasiva Rao inaugurated the programme. Judges U. Satya Rao, Satyanarayana, C. Ramadevi and V. Srinivas Murthy explained about Andhra Pradesh Prohibition of Ragging Act, 1997.
VRSEC Director Mohan Rao said the institute management is giving top priority for discipline. Krishna District Senior Civil Judge M.R. Satyanarayana participated in the legal awareness camp at NRI Institute of Technology, at Pothavarappadu village, in the district. Senior Civil Judge A. Lakshmi said that the staff should keep a vigil in class rooms, waiting and dining halls, dormitories and at bus stops to avoid ragging. Nuzvid Principal Junior Civil Judge E. Prasanna said the management should display boards against ragging.
Nuzvid Deputy Superintendent of Police A. Shankar Reddy explained that students who were booked under Ragging Act would be debarred from the college and would not be admitted in any other institution. Persons who abet the crime would also be booked under the Act, he said.
NRI IT Chairman R. Venkat Rao also spoke.