When asked why it took so long for the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to come into existence, the Principal had nothing to say on the issue. However, he felt that a PTA was a necessity and it was now in action in the interests of the students in the college.
Dharamsala: A PTA has been formed at the Dr. Rajendera Prasad Medical College, Tanda 10 years after a ragging incident leading to the death of Aman Kachroo(19). Despite the boy meeting with an ugly death, it took 10 long years for the PTA to be formed. The newly formed PTA has 11 members.
Dr. Bhanu Awasthi, Principal of the Medical College when contacted admitted to TOI that no PTA was formed in last 10 years. “We have constituted it this year, the body is headed by a parent only while few members and the vice president are from college administration,” he said.
When asked why it took so long for the PTA to come into existence, the principal had nothing to say on the issue. However, he felt that a PTA was a necessity and it was now in action in the interests of the students in the college.
The death of Kachroo which took place in 2009 had occurred due to severe beatings by seniors. He had a few days before being beaten to death complained to his parents about the torture meted out to him by his seniors.
Atul Mahajan, a parent, and resident of Haripur is heading the PTA body as a President. The Vice – president Dr. Munish Saroch is also from the medical college. A total of four members are from the college administration and seven others are parents. The body is meant to resolve student issues on campus.
The institute was started in 1958 by Dr. Rajendera Prasad and commences a new session with 79 students on Wednesday.