In a bid to sensitise the youths and keep them away from criminal activities, the city police commissioner Dr B K Upadhyay launched the students-cop initiative from Shri Ramdeobaba College of Engineering and Management on Wednesday.
“The main aim of this initiative is to keep the young generation away from criminal and anti-social activities. The initiative has been launched from Nagpur and soon it would be implemented all over the country,” said Dr Upadhyay while addressing the students here.
Principal of RCOEM Dr Rajesh Pande presided over the inaugural ceremony of the initiative. Assistant CP Ravindra Kadam, additional CP BG Gaikar, college secretary Govind Agrawal, secretary Rajendra Purohit, Chandu Pendke and Sanjay Kokate were present.
Upadhyay further said that the youths are forgetting their duties towards the society and are attracting towards criminal activities. This has led to their involvement in smuggling of drugs and cyber crimes cases. “Our duty is not just to punish the guilty but we want to keep the youngsters away from criminal activities. It is responsibility of the cops to give proper guidance to the youths and encourage them to stay away from crimes because one mistake can ruin their career,” he added.
Upadhay further said that every year more than 11,000 people die in road accidents in which 80 percent are between the age group of 16 to 35 years. Human error is the main reason behind the mishaps and by sensitising the youths these numbers can be reduced by 10 to 15 percent. Notably, prior to this mission, the CP had launched the Mritunjay mission and joined 1.25 lakh students in it. The mission was also implemented all over the state.
At the outset, a video clip prepared by the cops was screened to create awareness among students. Shooting of this video is completed in college premises and students have acted in this clip.