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What is CURE: The NoRagging Group
CURE was started by two students in the year 2001 under the banner of The
NoRagging Group. We started with an Online Discussion group and an informative
website. From that time, we have come a long way and today we are in process of joining an NGO as an independent
unit under them. We aspire to mature to an independent NGO by next year.
I will like to take you through our journey and activities across these three
years. For the first year CURE was basically an online group and extended
help by educating public about the phenomenon of ragging and extending support
to victims through emails.
In the year 2002, Harsh and Rajiv joined CURE and gave it a new lease of life. At the same time, many dedicated
members including Kiran, Rajan Srivastav,
etc. joined our group. This year and the coming year was an era of activity
which also led to the re-christening of The NoRagging Group to Coalition to
Uproot Ragging from Education.
Due to Rajan Srivastav, we were able to publish the story of Harsh far and
wide through an NGO magazine, thus making public more aware. Rajiv helped
us organizing a talk at Unnatis (NGO) Seminar. This paved way and CURE
addressed talk show on Sab TV, organized talk show for DD-Bharti, etc.
Today, CURE has matured, it has a clear understanding of what it wants to do,
what are its policies, has an organizational structure and a list of projects it
want to take-up.
Welcome to CURE, we require your support to end the menace of ragging.
CURE is against severe physical and sexual ragging, while we are open to discussion on mild forms of ragging.
Objectives of CURE
Ø Dent the public opinion about ragging by spreading awareness.
Ø Maintain a record of ragging incidents, news, measures, etc. to
create a permanent reference.
Ø Convince faculty and institutions to start Anti-Ragging Programmes.
Ø To devise alternate interesting means of interaction between
freshers and seniors.
Ø Prevent ragging by setting up CURE Student Chapters at colleges.
Ø Counsel victims and help them get justice.
Ø Publication of a periodical to update you about ragging.
Ø Maintenance of the online website with constant updating.
Ø Arrange talks at colleges, NGO seminars.
Ø Establishment of Student Chapters at colleges.
Ø Arrange an all-India essay competition on ragging to divert attention
of public towards ragging.
Ø F-CURE: Arrange a network of faculty cooperation across India to
Ø Arrange a mega-seminar on ragging.
Ø Try to put-up an activist movement
to get justice to ragging victims.
How we work at CURE?
CURE has a hierarchy on the lines of NGOs, which gets elected democratically
annually. The idea of hierarchy is to streamline energy and reach decisions,
while management is very flexible.
CURE members have brainstormed many projects as noted in the previous
section. CURE looks for people who could get involved in these projects (or
conceptualize new ones) as conveners or volunteers.
These project are/will be managed by conveners independently with support
from all CURE members.
What CURE is looking for?
Volunteers for taking movement against ragging forward.
Financial Aid for financing various CURE projects.
Reciprocal links with educational institutions and organizations.
Did you know that...
CURE has evolved from an initial membership of just 4 to 170 members.
CURE has chapters at Delhi, Bombay, Pune, Kanpur and (soon in) Bangalore.
The CURE website is the only online dedicated forum to condemn ragging.
CURE has contact with noted psychiatrist, Dr. V. M. Sharma, Vimhans for
online counseling of victims.
CURE has presented seminars at Unnati (NGO), organised DD-Bharti Show, etc.
CURE had actively pursued Harshs case through letters and emails to serve as
an eye opener to the society.
CURE is in contact with international organizations such as Play for Peace
and Ofafoo to work together and initiate innovative activities in colleges.
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