Ragging can prove to be traumatic and cause life-long damage to the victims’ self-identity. Latest reports state that Andhra Pradesh government has asked all universities and educational institutions in the State to take stringent measures to prevent ragging.
However, the launch of the new 'Rakshak' app by the Lucknow University can be considered as a much smarter move! You can download the 'Rakshak' app from Google Play Store for free. On installing Rakshak, you need to feed in your enrolment number, mobile number and e-mail ID for registration. Rakshak users need to add 20 important contact numbers on the app as well.
The new GPS-enabled 'Rakshak' app allows the victim to make an SOS call along with sound clip, text messages to the chief proctor. This will help the staff to track the location of the victim who has fallen in the trap of raging. The server information will then be sent to the security personnel.