Saraswati College of Engineering, Kharghar, in association with Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the state police conducted an awareness camp on terrorism on Raising Day on January 8 at the college campus. The camp was attended by more than 200 students.
In the last two decades, Mumbai has been the easy target for many terror outfits with the city losing many security officials as well as civilians. “The awareness about the threat can prevent such incidents in future,” said Dr Alam Shaikh, principal of the college. He added that such awareness programmes will help students to understand the consequence of terror attacks.
“It is our responsibility to educate our neighbour, friends and colleagues about the increasing terror activities and how can we stop this,” said Sanjay Khaire, assistant commissioner of police, ATS, Thane unit.
Rakesh Maria, chief of ATS who was also present, said, “Students are the future of the country and they should take a pledge to stop terror activities in the country.” Ravindra Doiphode, senior police inspector, Thane ATS unit who is also the recipient of the President’s Medal, and Ravindra Katkar inspector of Thane ATS unit and their team guided the students, faculty members of Saraswati College of Engineering and Revera Institute of Technology.
Doiphode gave presentation on terrorism and created a sense of patriotism in the minds of students and faculty members. Dr Shaikh said, “It our responsibility to face and eradicate the roots of the terrorism from our nation and for that we have to help our police department.”
Students raised many questions which were addressed by the officials.