Keep away from vicious cycle of crime, CP tells students

Bhubaneswar: With the capital city of Bhubaneswar witnessing increase
in crime rates, the Bhubaneswar-Cuttack Commissioner of Police on Monday called
upon the students not to succumb to peer pressure to get into bad habits or
crime and instead opt for a healthy lifestyle to chart out a successful career
for themselves.
The top cop also asked the educational institution authorities
to take steps to ensure discipline while promoting student-centric activities.
Holding a 90-minute long interaction with the students of Institute
of Technical Education and Research (ITER), run by the SOA University said, “It
is disturbing to see students getting involved in crime and possessing firearms
as well. They are in the most important phase of their career which can either
make them an asset or a liability for their families and society,” he said during
the 90-minute long interaction.
Stating that the interaction with students was the first of
its kind in the recent past, Dr. Sharma said it would be continued in other
educational institutions subsequently to create awareness among the students
while counseling them to pursue a healthy lifestyle.
As per reports there are 126 colleges in the city with a
student strength of around 1,70,000 of whom 40,000 were from other states. 
“Unfortunately, peer pressure was driving students into drug
and alcohol addiction as they wanted to prove themselves. When students want to
have their own lifestyle, it requires money which they don’t get from their
parents,” the top cop maintained. 
Dr Sharma advised authorities of educational institutions to
ensure discipline while providing avenues of counseling to the students. “The
campus should have CCTV coverage to observe activities and compile complete
database of students to have all information about them, besides promoting healthy
life style.”
Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police Nitinjeet Singh,
SOA University Dean (Research) and other senior police officials were also present
during the interaction.

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