Ragging, hazing, welcoming whatever you choose to call it, it's wrong every which way.....
You go to some one's house and your hosts, instead of welcoming you tell you to stand on one leg and sing "main hoo don", heart-warming isn't it???
Sadly, the number of institutions, be it schools or colleges, is on the increase rather than the other way round. People who were ragged once upon a time by their seniors, come back to avenge themselves on the juniors.
This is one of the most vicious example of the victim becoming the perpetrator and breeding the next batch of perpetrators in the process.
Come on people, you don't need to embarass your juniors to open up and become friends with 'em. No, you don't need to beat them up or bully them so that they feel welcomed to the institution.
The impact that these incidents have on the future students who plan to enter these very same institutions is unimaginable for the raggers. The next batch is probably more closed up and unwilling to make friends even before they reach the college gates. They are scared of the things they will be made to do just to feel accepted. And that isn't the end of it. People who get ragged continuously and without raising a voice become mild and submissive for the rest of their lives.
Bhaiyo behno, it's time to make a decision. Will you keep on repeating the things that you were made to do by your seniors or will you be the people who go down in history for being different and being the first batch who said no to ragging?