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Meet on cyber crime, drug addiction

By Correspondent

RANGIYA, June 18 - Under the auspices of Kamrup (Rural) district police, an awareness meet on cyber crime and danger of drug abuse by youth was organised at the Haradutta Biradutta Bhawan here on Wednesday.

The meet was chaired by Ankur Deka, Senior Sub-Editor of Assamese monthly literary magazine Garioshi and was attended by Rounak Ali Hazarika, Superintendent of Police, Kamrup (Rural) district, Nabanit Mahanta, ASP, Kamrup (Rural) district, Aswini Kalita, Assam Police official and cyber crime specialist Aswini Kalita, Dr Kumud Deka, noted medical practioner, besides other Government officials, invitees, students, representatives of different local NGOs, and others.

Explaining the objectives, ASP Mahanta stated that due to illiteracy among the youth, cyber crime is gradually on the rise among the latter, following which many youth, including girls subsequently fall prey to such cyber crime and crime- related dragnet.

�Many youth have gone wayward due to drug addiction at an early age and here lies the role our society to bring them back on the right track,� the ASP said.

Aswini Kalita of Assam Police explained in detail the danger of cyber crime and related legal aid in case of any such incident. �With the emergence of social media and rampant misuse of the same by the people, mainly teens and adolescents, have eventually led many to land behind the bars,� he added.

While SP Kamrup (Rural) Rounak Ali Hazarika urged the students and youth community to utilise their quality time in studies as well as productive activities so as to hone their hidden talent, as youths play a major role in shaping the future society. However, this is only possible if they utilise their value-based ideas for the social good, the SP said, urging the youth to devote their time in fruitful pursuits.

On the other hand, Dr Kumud Deka explained the dangers associated with drug addiction among the youth and other related detrimental affects.

Later, the president of the meeting Ankur Deka winded up on a positive note with an appeal to all to shun drug addiction and also to refrain from indulging in any sort of cyber crime.

The SDPO of Rangiya Pranab Pegu and Officer Incharge of Rangiya Police Station J Singh were also present at the awareness drive.

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