He was speaking at the fourth meeting of the state-level anti-ragging monitoring cell held at Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula. The meeting was attended by Neeraj Semwal, Secretary to the Governor; Keshav Chandra, Secretary (Higher Education); Dr. Dileep Deobagkar, Vice Chancellor, Goa University; Dr. V.N. Jindal, Dean GMC; and other members of the committee.
He informed that the meeting was held at an opportune time as the university department classes have started on 4th June, the schools from 7th June and colleges will be re-opened on 19th June.
Pointing out that though there are no cases of ragging in the State as was evident from the reports received from the Goa University and the Education Department, he said that their collective desire be such that there should never be any case of ragging in Goa.
He also observed that it was a matter of immense satisfaction that the State Government has taken necessary steps to prevent the scourge of ragging in educational institutions and hoped that the measures taken to curb the incidents of ragging will go a long way to familiarize the student community about the ill effects of ragging.
The governor also mentioned about various educational institutions that have set up suitable mechanisms to effectively check ragging and exuded confidence that by utilizing all the resources we would be able to ensure that our educational institutions in Goa, which are the temples of learning will continue to remain free from ragging.
The meeting also reviewed various measures taken by the Directorate of Higher Education, Goa University, Technical Education, Goa Engineering College, Goa Medical College, Goa Institute of Hotel Management, BITS Pilani and Goa Institute of Management.
The meeting also welcomed new suggestions and initiatives put forth by the members of the committee as regards appointment of security personnel in educational institutions, new email ID concept, commencement of new session for second and first year, functioning of different clubs in BITS Pilani, introduction of mobile phones and Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) in Goa Institute of Management.