Mirji calls upon collegers to 'kick the butt'

BANGALORE: “Kick the butt. The joy that is derived from drugs is only momentary,” was the message Commissioner of Police (Bangalore City) BG Jyothiprakash Mirji gave to students on Tuesday at

Published: 22nd February 2012 02:36 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:00 PM   |  A+A-

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Jyothiprakash Mirji kicking off the anti-addiction awareness drive at Surana College on Tuesday | Express Photo

BANGALORE: “Kick the butt. The joy that is derived from drugs is only momentary,” was the message Commissioner of Police (Bangalore City) BG Jyothiprakash Mirji gave to students on Tuesday at an anti-addiction awareness drive organised jointly by the Terapanth Yuvak Parishad and Surana College.

“In Bangalore, there are organised attempts to trap young students into the lair of addictive substances. Do not become prey for such attempts. They may look attractive, but you have to be alert and stay away,” Mirji told the students.

He added that substance abuse was a major reason for the crimes that are committed in the city.

“As a police officer, I know from experience that 90 per cent of the crimes are committed under the influence of narcotics,” he said. As a symbolic show of his support to the cause against drugs and other addictive substances, he joined students in a rally from Madhavan Park to Surana College.

In his speech, he said, “The Police Department is always ready to provide assistance to such awareness drives and de-addiction campaigns in the city.”

The event included an inter-collegiate competition of street plays on anti-addiction.

More than 20 colleges from across the city including the Christ College, NMKRV College for Women, SRN Adarsh College took part in the programme.

“It is mostly academic and peer pressure that forces youngsters to take to drugs. Apart from drugs and alcohol, the addiction to internet is also worrisome,” said Shazia Khan, first runner up in the second season of Master Chef India.

Shazia cited the example of the popular American R&B singer Whitney Houston, saying, “We must remember that she lost her life due to addiction”

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