Juvenile crime: Faridkot youth to now be taught dignity of labour

Rise in crimes committed by juveniles in Punjab has acted as an alarm bell for the Faridkot police, who from Saturday are set to start Jeeve Jawaani a one-year project where more than 100 NGOs will make the youth aware of dignity of labour and urge them to stay away from crime and drugs.

"These days, youths are getting involved in rape cases and falling prey to drugs. Keeping revolvers and rifles have also become a fashion. There is a sense of restlessness among youths, which are taking them towards heinous crimes," SSP Faridkot Gurpreet Singh Toor said.

He added: "We are involving all 100 NGOs, which will work in rural as well as urban areas. In urban areas, each NGO will be given one ward there are around 25 wards in the city area. In rural areas, apart from the remaining NGOs, village youth and sports club representatives will act as catalyst in motivating the youth."

The police, in coordination with the NGOs, will organise plays on social issues. Already, literary societies have extended support for the same. "We have held meetings with the representatives of NGOs and clubs," said Toor.

The SSP and his six subordinates are currently visiting schools and colleges to deliver lectures in order to motivate the youth once a week. "Every friday, I visit schools or colleges. I also call parents to these meetings because they need to work teach moral values to their children."

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