Sunday, March 21, 2010

In Rohit's Memory...

On 22nd March 2009, we lost one of us. Not to a terrorist activity, not to an accident. To negligence. In part, our own.


Rohit Kumar, an Undergraduate Student of the Department of Electrical Engineering, would've been in his fourth year of study now. His death due to medical negligence by B.C. Roy "Hospital", the civic IIT-run hospital responsible for providing healthcare facilities to IIT-Kharagpur campus residents (which includes students, faculty members, staff and other employees), lead to protests by the student community within IIT-Kgp. The administration's ignorance towards the issue lead to further unrest, and the following outrage ultimately forced them to address and acknowledge the issue. The students demanded the resignation of the Director, the Dean of Student Affairs and the Chairman of B.C.Roy Technology Hospital, and some of the changes demanded were initiated subsequently.

Let us show to the world that Rohit Kumar shall not be forgotten. You are requested to be there at the Institute Main Building GoleC on 22nd March 2010 at 7 PM, and light a candle in Rohit's memory, which still remains embedded in our hearts. Please spread the word.

May his soul rest in peace...




Peace...

4 comments:

मनीष कुमार said...

Thanks a lot Shrey for the post.... Many people have forgotten (as usual) Rohit's death. This post will send a message to them as well as the 1st years, who may be unaware of this fact. We must show everyone that we haven't forgotten Rohit and his unfortunate death.

Gaurav Tomar said...

nice initiative ..
i wish the things have become a better in the hospital now

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Reshma Patra said...

Please spread the news about Kharagpur Ambulance, and utilize the service, for the good of all:

http://www.kharagpurambulance.com/


Peace and blessings,

Reshma.