Speaker urges youth to get high on life, not on drugs

ITANAGAR, Nov 24: Assembly Speaker P D Sona Thursday called upon the youths of the state to ‘get high on life not on drugs’.

Addressing the ‘mock parliament’ organised by Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly for the students of various colleges, the Speaker appealed to the youths not to indulge in substance abuse and suggested them rather to get high on life and not on drugs.

The mock parliament is part of Constitution Day to be celebrated on November 26 at the Assembly Complex.

Speaking on the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression as enshrined in the Constitution for every citizen, Sona asserted that when democracy gives one freedom it also gives responsibility.

He emphasized that the people should always analyse and introspect before speaking out their opinions on any platform.

Expressing serious concern over growing trends of cybercrime, cyber bullying, social media trolling and other related activities causing serious mental health issues among the youths, the Speaker suggested the people especially youths, to use social media responsibly and for good of others.

Although the cyber world has opened a wide range of learning opportunities for the youth and children, these opportunities and the endless ocean of knowledge have some serious drawbacks and one of the evils of this increase of knowledge and connectivity is cyber bullying, he said.

“Cybercrime has emerged as one of the biggest modern-day challenges,” said Sona and urged the youths to be responsible and make use of technology for productive things.

SP (SIC) Anant Mittal, SP (SIT) Rohit Rajbir Singh, Capital SP Jimmy Chiram were among other who attended the event as resource persons and spoke at length on wide range of topics such as cybercrime, cyber bullying, trolling, mental health, menace of drug abuse etc. (PRO)

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