More than three lakh and 53 thousand secondary and higher secondary level students of 872 educational institutions in the district on Wednesday vowed for freeing Rangpur district from drug and militancy, reports BSS.
They took the vow at separate oath-taking ceremonies held simultaneously at 491 high schools, 118 colleges and 263 madrashas with exceptional initiative taken by the district police administration for the first time of its nature in the country.
The district police took the initiative to create anti-drug and anti-militancy sentiments among the young students to keep them away from these social diseases for building a peaceful and better society.
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police for Rangpur Range Khondker Golam Faruk attended the main oath-taking ceremony held at Rangpur Cricket ground in the city as the chief guest.
Police Super Mizanur Rahman conducted the main oath-taking ceremony participated by about 10,000 students of Rangpur Police Lines School and College, Collectorate School and College, Shishu Niketon School and other institutions of the city.
Additional DIG Bashir Ahmmed, Additional Police Supers ABM Zakir Hossain and Fazle Elahi, Member Secretary of the divisional and district units of Community Policing Shushanto Bhowmick and other police officials were present.
After taking part in the oath-taking ceremony, student of class ten Foysal Shamim said, "Now we will spread negative impacts of drug abuse and severity of militancy and other social curses for building a peaceful society."
Student of first year intermediate class Shayla Anjuman said, "We, the students of Rangpur Police Lines School and College, along with students of all other institutions of Rangpur today took oath to build a peaceful society free from drug and militancy."
Guardian Rameswar Barman highly appreciated the exceptional initiative saying that the event disseminated a clear message to the young generations for keeping them away from drug and militancy.
DIG Khondker Golam Faruk said the district police administration has taken a zero tolerance stand against drug and militancy to free Rangpur from these social diseases permanently with the assistance of the common people.
"The future of the nation depends on students of the present days-----they will play the most vital role in building a developed society in future---the oath-taking ceremony was arranged to make them aware about negative impacts of drug and militancy," he added.
Talking to BSS, Chairman of Chandanpat union parishad under Sadar upazila Aminur Rahman said the initiative would remain as milestone example to effectively inspire the young students as well as common people in preventing drug and militancy.