HRD Minister Kapil Sibal looked more than happy during the launch of the anti-ragging helpline. No wonder, he showcased his gift of the gab to the hilt even though it led him to reveal a little secret of his college days. ``Yes, even I was ragged in college, though the ragging was of a civilised kind,`` he said in response to a query.
However, he quickly added, ``And, I too ragged.``
Asked to make the inaugural call to the helpline to launch it, Sibal complained to the receiver, ``I am surrounded by the press and I fear I may be ragged.``
He came to the rescue of the cameramen from the visual media when someone suggested shifting them. ``They occupy a pride of place,`` he said pointing towards the bunch of cameramen.
And with journos repeating queries that he had already answered, he wound up the session saying, ``You have run out of questions.``
Text: A Sify correspondent
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