| Senior superintendent of police Jitendra Rana addresses students in Muzaffarpur on Thursday. Picture by Lokesh Bihari |
Muzaffarpur senior SP Jitendra Rana is visiting local schools to sensitise students about juvenile delinquency.
This follows a spurt in criminal incidents involving the young. On Thursday, Rana visited North Point School to brief students about the threat of getting drawn into crime in their midst and precautions they should take.
He urged them to use their energy for positive things. “You need to be judicious enough to differentiate between good and bad. Use your energy to achieve something instead of wasting time on things that are non-productive,” he said.
He briefed students about the abuse of technology and misuse of social media sites by people with nefarious designs to trap unsuspecting young users of this medium. Rana had a word of advice for the school administration too. He asked the school principal to keep a close vigil on students’ activities so that there can be timely intervention whenever students show signs of defiance.
He also directed the Mithanpura police station house officer (SHO) to remove all temporary shops dealing in tobacco products from near the school premises.
School principal Monidipa Mitra lauded the SSP’s initiative. The students were as enthused. Muskan Agarwal of Class IX said the SSP tried to tell them in a polite manner that erring students should shun the wrong path. Rita Sarkar of Class X said the SSP’s advice to use their energy for good work would have a positive impact.