The Speaker of Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly – Pasang Dorjee Sona on Thursday called upon the state’s youths to “get high on life, not on drugs”.
Citing the drug menace as one of the biggest challenges in the society, Sona appealed the youths not to indulge in substance abuse.
Addressing the ‘mock parliament’ hosted by the State Legislative Assembly for students of various colleges, the Speaker deliberated on the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression enshrined in the Indian Constitution for every citizen.
He emphasized that people should always analyze and introspect before expressing their opinions on any forum.
Delighted to have attended the "Mock Parliament" organized as part of the Constitution Day celebration at Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Complex on 26th November 2022. Students from various educational institutions are participating in the programme. pic.twitter.com/BgXBSHK9HR
— Pasang Dorjee Sona (@pasang_sona) November 24, 2022
Expressing serious concern over growing trends of cyber crime, cyber bullying, social media trolling and other related activities causing serious mental health issues among the youths, the Speaker advised the individuals, especially youths to use social media responsibly.
Despite the fact that the cyber network has opened up a vast range of learning opportunities for teenagers and children, these potential and the boundless ocean of knowledge also have some major negatives. Cyberbullying is one of the downsides of this rise in knowledge and connectedness.
“Cyber crime has emerged as one of the biggest modern day challenges,” Sona said and urged the youths to be responsible and make effective utilization of technology.
The SP (SIC) Anant Mittal, SP (SIT) Rohit Rajbir Singh, Itanagar Capital Complex SP Jimmy Chiram, Associate Professor of TRIHMS Naharlagun Dr Rinjin Megeji and IFS officer Ranphoa Ngowa also attended the mock parliament.
During the event, the officials discussed on wide range of topics, like – cyber crime, cyber bullying, trolling, mental health, menace of drug abuse, etc.