Every single day we ask ourselves and the government how to bring about a change in the society’s mindset. The answer, more often than not, is to educate its people. So we built schools and colleges and introduced an array of schemes to encourage more and more people to study.
Alas, it seems like we’re constantly giving power to the wrong people to govern us, or to educate us and our children. With principals raping children and teachers serving alcohols to school kids, our faith in the educational system swindles every now and then.
Another shocking incident was reported in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, when ambulances were used to ferry liquor to an alumni meet on Monday, 25th December 2017. Moreover, there were belly dancers too, to entertain guests.
Meerut: Liquor cartons stored in an ambulance van, Belly dance performance at alumni function of state-run Lala Lajpat Rai Medical college (25.12.17) pic.twitter.com/MQSBEpUpfG
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 26, 2017
Guests at the event can be seen dancing in a picture shared by ANI.
The alumni meet was held at Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College and many renowned doctors from the batch of 1992 were attending the event. Sources also said that alcohol was served on the college premises while Russian belly dancers were adding life to the party, as per a report by Times Of India.
When the authorities contacted the Principal Vinay Agarwal, he said,
“I got to know about it in the evening and I am yet to hear from the organisers. We are yet not clear if ambulances of the institute or some other private hospital were deployed for the purpose. We will get to the bottom of this.”
Times Now also reported the incident and shared a complete video of the ambulance that carried the cartons of liquor.
Ambulances were used to carry cartons of liquor, at the alumni meet of doctors at the state-run Lala Lajpat Rai Medical College, held on the college’s premises on Monday pic.twitter.com/6TLMe4WcaN
— TIMES NOW (@TimesNow) December 26, 2017
The only thought arising from this incident is the lack of responsibility that the organisers showcased. What if some patient was put to inconvenience because an ambulance was not available? Who would have been responsible for an ambulance not reaching on time for an emergency?
Partying is not wrong, given that it was a festive day anyway. But on the college premises with alcohol ferried by an ambulance? It doesn’t seem right on any ground, and we can only hope that some strict action is taken to prevent this kind of an incident happening ever again.