An appeal

What we do - Our Activities & Achievements in a nutshell !

Part - I : Awareness - Encouraging Healthy Interactions & Friendly Campuses

We interact with academic institutions, mainly those who have hostels, for awareness programs. Earlier, we used to arrange seminars and workshops. But then we have switched over to interactive events - to actively engage the students. Now we organize competitive events for students coupled with short presentations and lectures.

Not only the students, teachers are also actively involved in the process. We also encourage other staffs to get involved in the continuous processes to curb ragging in the campus.  We try to inspire the student-leaders to take pro-active roles against ragging. 

The event marks the beginning of a lasting partnership with the participating institutions - management, teachers and esp. students in their journeys to make 'ragging-free' campuses.

Numerous events have been arranged by our representatives at various cities across the country (e.g., Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Kanpur, Varanasi, Dehradun, Surat, Pune, etc.) sensitizing students and faculty members against the evil of ragging.

Currently a large scale awareness programme is going on, in association with Aman Movement, in several districts of West Bengal.

You can also invite us to your institution.

Being a mostly 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' !

More on the line...

Our key functionaries have regularly been invited to speak at prime-time talk shows in several Indian news channels that has served as a platform to empower millions with the knowledge about the rights of victims of ragging and the duties of the educational institutions.

We are also proud to have been able to extend its supports to the Hyderabad Police, in 2010, on curbing the menace of ragging in the city.  [link to a local news article on this].

We have been invited to participate in conferences and/or workshops, apart from television programmes, in different cities and has represented the non-profit movement towards the eradication of ragging. 

Recently, we have been invited to Mr. Aamir Khan's Satyamev Jayate to take part in the 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 on 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 supports to the movement in Satyamev Jayate, 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 Hony. Legal Head, Mrs. Meera Kaura Patel to be a key speaker at their "National Seminar on Ragging" held at Kochi. 

[Link to a related article at the website of the National Human Rights Commission]

We try our best to address various stakeholders . . .

1) Victims : on the recourse available and on seeking justice and protection.

2) Freshers in general : on how to avoid ragging & what to do in case they face it.

3) Seniors :
        i) to discourage them from ragging
        ii) to encourage healthy modes of interactions
        iii) to motivate them to stand against ragging
4) Academic institutions : on how to curb ragging

5) Parents, Guardians and others concerned.

We are also advocating for the enactment of a suggested "National Anti Ragging Act" in the country.

Currently, only a few states have their individual legislations prohibiting ragging.

However, even these legislations often differ considerably. There is a need to provide adequate protection to students everywhere in the country.

In addition, in a vast country like India, many teenage students travel to other states for higher education. They often form a vulnerable group and 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.