Rajshikha’s Death: Another life lost in negligence


Every now and then we come across incidents in the newspapers, about someone who lost their life practicing for some sports championship in a tragic accident. Such incidents are forgotten soon and nothing is said or done about them. Lives lost, families broken end up as oblivious accidents.

On September 2nd, a BCom final year student of PGGCG 11, Rajshikha met her tragic end. She was a canoer in the Punjab University team, practicing for All India Inter-University Championship to be held at Pong Dam around September end. Rajshikha was practicing with her team mates when their boat turned and they fell in water. Though her mates were saved by passer byes, she drowned in the Ganga canal in Roorkee and was declared dead when taken to the hospital for aid.

PU Director of Sports, Parminder Singh rushed to the spot, and when questioned called it a ‘sorry accident’. The team was practicing without any safety jackets, and Rajshikha’s father said she only knew a little swimming. The college staff and university members refused to claim any responsibility of what happened, and let it slid by as an tragic accident.

Heartbroken and outraged students of PGGCG-11 have requested  all students from tricity to join them in a candle march to be held on 10th September at Sukhna lake, to raise a voice and prevent the people, whosoever is responsible for this, get away so easily. The students wish to make it the biggest candle march Chandigarh has ever seen, and hope for justice for the lost one.

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Harita Jatana

Harita Jatana (PGGC 11)

I am a philanthropist, admiring the small things. Love to find myself with the help of yoga and writing. Hoping to be an enlightened soul someday.


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