Short Speech on Ragging in English for Students and Children

3 Minute Speech on Ragging for School and College students

Good morning to our Respected Principal, teachers, and my dear friends. As we all have gathered today to celebrate this occasion, I would like to draw your attention towards an important issue rising these days in many organizations. I would like to speak on the topic- Ragging.

Ragging means abusing, humiliating or harassing the new entrants in a high school, college or any other institutes and organizations. This practice shakes the confidence of new students entering the new organization.

Sometimes this practice is done very lightly and in a friendly way where it is used for introducing each other. This way it creates a friendly atmosphere for the new people. But if this practice is done harshly by embarrassing someone or making someone do something beyond his or her will, then it becomes a matter of punishment.

The Supreme court of India has defined ragging as, ‘Any disorderly conduct whether by words spoken or written or by an act which has the effect of teasing, treating or handling with rudeness any student, indulging in rowdy or indisciplined activities. It causes annoyance, hardship, psychological harm or to raise fear or apprehension thereof in a fresher or a junior student.


Ragging is banned as sometimes it becomes so severe that it leads to physical injuries and development of fear of psychosis. If any one faces ragging anywhere, he/she should inform the head of the institution in order to control this act. One should not tolerate this violation of human rights.

In the end, I would like to say that I am very happy to be a part of this reputed school where I have never witnessed ragging. Instead, I have always found my seniors as a guiding light and very supportive of anything we want to learn from them. I hope you never face such an unkind act in your life and in case you do, now you know what you should do.

Thank you very much.

Questions on Ragging

What are the effects of ragging?

The victims suffer depression, isolation, demoralisation, deterimental effect on personality. Constant fear and tension in the mind of every students led to poor performance in curriculum.  There are also the case of suicide due to ragging.

How can we stop ragging?

Ragging is a offence and punishable under various laws. Here few suggestion how to stop ragging in campus.

College Management should follow the stringent rules, faculty should be vigilant, there should be committee where one can file complain. There should be awarness programmee to discourage this culture.