Starting a new chapter the DU way

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Starting a new chapter the DU way

The admission process is over and so is the tension. Every fresher is now looking forward to college which begins next week. While the fuchchas are preparing for their first day by polishing themselves, the seniors are gearing up to welcome them. Metrolife talked to a few seniors to find out what plans they have for welcoming the newcomers.

The official fresher’s party is held every year where the participation of seniors is optional. Ragging is officially a punishable offence and so the seniors promote ‘healthy interactions’ with the prior permission of juniors. Aman Kanojia, studying B.Com(H) at SRCC, says, “Official fresher’s promotes interaction. Last time, boys were supposed to dance with the girl whose shoes they randomly chose. Seniors are mostly stay out of this but we do rag them also - harmlessly of course. Asking the boys to speak like girls for a while or making them share their percentage of Std 12th by removing the first digit can also be fun. It’s very simple and we make sure we ask them first whether they’re comfortable or not.”

Tina Das, pursuing English (Hons) from Kamala Nehru College, says, “In a girls college, it is funnier because we are very open to doing all sorts of things. In my first year, I was asked to pole dance while another friend was asked to do a mujra. But our seniors first asked us if we wanted to be a part of this session because shy girls tend to get scandalised. Those who didn’t want to be a part of it simply walked out. We plan to do something similar this year.”

Rajat Rawat, an Economics (Hons) student, abstains from any interaction which could lead to any sort of consequence. “In college, we keep things limited to basic introduction. But some people book a discotheque or a place like that for an unofficial fresher party, where they have fun on their own terms, away from college. That is much more liberating,” he says.


Some seniors take it easy and couldn’t care less about juniors. Nirupan Sinha, pursuing English (Hons) from Hansraj says, “They will be more or less inconsequential. I will be kind and helpful but other than that, I’m happy with my friends.”


Dishant Pratap Singh, who is pursuing Math (Hons) from Sri Venkateswara College, says, “I will be concentrating on starting my third year and meeting up with friends. Fuchchas are little children. I don’t think I can do anything special for them.”


So fuchchas, gear up for variety. Be on your toes and avoid problems. In case any do crop up, the Anti-Ragging cell is there to help you. All the best!

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