Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Helpline for students

Help for students in distress, those facing financial constraints in continuing with their education or students with suicidal tendencies, is now just a cellphone call away.

All that the students would have to do is dial 99440-95555 and speak to the West Zone Police Control Room and tell their grievances.

The police would immediately arrange for help by diverting the calls to the respective jurisdictional police officers.

Talking to The Hindu, Inspector-General of Police, West Zone, P. Sivanandi said students dejected due to admonishment by the teachers/lecturers or even victims of ragging in colleges, could call up the helpline.

There was a need to reach out to students because in an emotionally weak moment, they tended to take decisions that endangered their lives.

For students seeking financial assistance, the police would, in coordination with NGOs, arrange for help like payment of tuition fees and purchase of books and other educational assistance, the IG said.

Source: Hindu

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