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Puttur: Students vow to keep away from social media

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Puttur, Jul 10: Setting a unique precedence, students of a Puttur based PU College have voluntarily pledged in their parents name to keep away from social media. The special oath ceremony was organised by students of Ambika PU College, who promised to not use social media, while pursuing their studies. Most students are of the opinion that social media distracts them from studies, motivates them to take shortcuts in life and also lures youth in Love Jihad and terrorism.

“We hope that our initiative set a trend in the society and among other youth. Most of the social media applications are being misused and make youth fall prey to bad habits. It is a medium used by Love Jihad and terrorists. Photographs of the youth are misused and many those who are addicted to social media are more bothered about likes and comments than studies. Hence, we students collectively decided to keep away from this medium,” says one of the students studying in the institution.

Meanwhile, the school administration claims that they have no role to play in the ceremony and the students have done it on their own accord. Head of Ambika Institutions Subrahmanya Nattoja said that students requested if they can hold an oath programme and after hearing their views, the management decided to allow them to organise it on their own.

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  • Lionel Dsouza, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018


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  • vincent rodrigues, Bangaluru/Jatapadi

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Good decision to be away from polluted partisan media

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    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    not only students all people has to do same because the social media is biggest threat for our peace now days

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  • Pri, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    What did I even wake up to ! Utter nonsense !

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  • Rita, Germany

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Do these children really know what they vowed?Nowadays specially young generation is already in this and now want to keepaway from it?I hardly believe.without it nowadays difficult.However you try to avoid,somehow youare inatlast.Thats the future present and past in one.It depends on how you use it and what purpose,and what you look for.we see people mostly young people every second takeout their mobile and are not aware of any dangers on road,or behind ,front of them.Sure when they dont use cometo know the real life,life around you,friends around you and what you lost all the time.wish them good luck, Hope they keep it for long.

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    In india people wowe for many things.but the reality is not known. Beef ban but most beef consumed and leather exported by india. Social media ban by few but highest number of cell phones are sold in india. Blames western nations for everything g but use western styles Evan in the villages. I am not blaming the students in the picture. God bless them if they stay away from digital world. It is good for them. Without social media and computers you will never connect to your studies and improve knowledge.

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  • Ashraf, Mangalore

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Better they would have taken oath for not participating in protest rather than social media.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Wed, Jul 11 2018

    Social media has its own pro and pons. But in our nation aspiring for 'Digital India' it is used as abusive tool.
    Nation like Germany has severe penalty for social media sites for not abiding to the rules. But in our India were we are forced to chant 'Bharat Mata ki jai' to prove our nationalism here her daughters are threatened with rape, molestation and murder.
    Unfortunately Prime Minister of this nation became 'Thrones of trolls' who likes the abusive followers who in turn are 'Proud to be followed by the Modiji'.

    If this young generation is remains little alert and follows the strict protocol and protected by the law, social media indeed a effective tool of communication.

    I regret to say that in my India it has become tool of destruction. False alarm of 'child trafficking' and 'lynching is one perfect example.
    Jai hind

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  • S g kankanady, Manglore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    What nonsense....!!

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  • Tilak Kamath Mithrabettu, London

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Social media has become a double edge sword like someone mentioned. While in an utopian world, it's great to have a place where you login after work/school to catchup with friends and make new friends etc. But in our real world it's either become a hub of fake news, or a place where perverts hangout, a place where trolls, abuses are spewed and whatever few good people use it for get misjudged for being any of the above. Orkut came and went, Myspace came and went, Facebook/twitter came and will go.

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  • Danish, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    I find this funny. The person who is behind this gimmick isn't aware that they are the one's who has been spending crorea on social media.
    Also I find something astonishing students speaking about Love Jihad and Terrorism. the sole reason to avoid Social Media.Wow. Cherry on top someone says they wish to avoid since it's used by Terrorist and Love Jihad. By that sense our Government should stop utilizing Social Media which is their lifeline. I would have agreed if the reason was fake news, rumours, movies, porn etc.
    Good education and upbringing solves all these issues and not by banning something. One should be responsible to one's own character and be brave enough to not fall to such things by pure will power.
    Why only Social Media? Don't these same youths gets influenced by Smoking, Alcohol, Theatres, Pubs amd so on? No. Because they know and can decide what is good for them. Getting away from Love Jihad is simple, block the person - just a click all that it takes.
    I find all these gimmicks leaning towards Politics.
    My advise to these kids is, stop getting influenced by the one's who are influencing you.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Social Media, a knife, a gun have 2 sides to them.
    One helps while if addicted can distract, a gun can safeguard a person or a nation & can take away lives if not used by sane person. A knife can prepare tasty curry & can snuff out a life too.
    It is in the hands of the user, Use it judiciously & learn to live without it for a few days to test if you are addicted. I have seen 2 wheeler riders checking their phones every 10 meters on highways & blame others if they meet with accidents.
    Playing games is more addictive & a great distraction for today's students. As the phones become Smarter our Kids are becoming less smarter, they play in groups & play against each other & a competition among them is causing more addiction.
    Self Control is better than shunning any devices or media is a solution.

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  • Eric Coelh, Mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Waste of Time. Vows don't work in India. Promises are never fulfilled including repaying bank debt. Stop this nonsense and inculcate in them the values of cleanliness, the values of social media, values of internet, the values of TV and many other issues. I have seen water harvesting nothing is achieved and many other issues.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Social Media helps you to know what goes on around you but please do not post FAKE messages ...

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  • Allan Dcosta, Kinnigoli / AbuDhabi

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Don't know what to call this ignorance or stupidity... how can you assume social media spoils life, aren't they grown ups to decide what is good or bad and on top of that excuse of terrorism and love jihad... WoW.. and these are our future students of India who will make our country media is a beautiful platform if used in a correct way can take u to positives in life... this is the problem in our so called intelligent district where people nowadays are super smart or should we say over smart...

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Recently World Health Organization declared that - those who edict more than 2 hours in a day to social media are deemed sick persons.... (aka - mental case)....,

    Doctors can add more in this regard & advise further...., (only by REAL doctors .....)

    Jai Ho..., I strongly recommend all schools & colleges to follow this...,

    In fact more than 50% of news/messages/videos circulating in these social media are consists or affected by FEKU virus....,

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  • Henry, mangalore

    Tue, Jul 10 2018

    Social media is not bad in itself. It is a great blessing in the twenty first century. Instead of avoiding social media teach the children how to use social media responsibly. If you want to become smart use social media. Taking oath will not sever the purpose.

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