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Coimbatore police to launch counseling support for students

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Coimbatore City Police is all set to launch a counseling support programme for school students to help them concentrate on studies and achieve their goals.

City Police Commissioner K Periaiah said, “Students, especially girls, might face issues like eve-teasing that they may not readily share with their parents. Such issues take affect their concentration. Through this programme, telephone numbers of women head constables from the police station limits in which the school is located will be shared with students. They can share their problems through phone and we will offer necessary support to overcome the issue.

“The aim of the programme is to help students concentrate in their studies and achieve their goals and prevent such issues from leading to any deviation.”

A traffic awareness programme would also be introduced in schools to reduce road accidents. “Nearly 32 per cent of accident deaths are due to motorists failing to wear helmets and they are between the age of 15 and 35,” he added.

Earlier, the Commissioner came up with project ‘Hello’;, where senior citizens staying alone will be checked by patrol police. “We are doing this associating with various residents associations. City police is currently collecting details about senior citizens and the kind of assistance they would need. We are also collecting details like how they would like to be checked upon. Some may be comfortable with police visiting them at home, while some would want to answer phone calls from police. All such details are getting collected,” the Commissioner said.

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