CT Group created awareness on Dare-based game "Blue Whale" Challenge

A seminar cum awareness workshop was organised by Department of Computer Applications at its CT Group of Institutions, Shahpur Campus.
 
Jalandhar 1 September (Jaswinder Azad)- Weird Techno Minds can do blunders the recent burning example is Blue Whale Challenge so called game created by a Russian Sound Engineering and Psychology student name “PHILIPE”.  In order to create awareness among the students about the game, CT Group of Institutions organised a seminar on BLUE WHALE CHALLENGE at its Shahpur Campus. The seminar was managed by the Department of Computer Applications. This dare-based "game" is making headlines for its disturbing nature.  50-Day challenge reportedly having 50 tasks of fatality include self-harm, body mutilation and watching scary videos. While on the final day participants faces the challenge of committing suicide. The willing participants prove that they have completed the task by sending proof - pictures and videos to the "whale" who had been instructing them throughout the game.
Mr. Hamandeep Singh (HOD, Computer Applications, CT Institute of Engineering, Management & Technology) said, "We have tried to reveal all mysteries and secrets behind this challenge. With videos and audios we have shown that how these unproductive digital sources can ruin youngsters mind and how they affect them psychologically."
During the seminar, students did a role play showing how the youngsters are getting attracted toward this game and also showed their adverse affect on them and their families. Dr. G.S. Kalra (Campus Director, CT Group of Institutions, Shahpur) said that students were also shown some of the motivational videos to   achieve their goals with zeal and enthusiasm and showed them the value of precious life. The seminar culminated with debate cum questioner session was also organized to appease the curiosity of students.
S. Charanjit Singh Channi (Chairman, CT Group) said that due to this game many of our innocent youngsters have lost their lives. As the first case was reported on July 30 when a 14-year-old boy jumped to death from the seventh floor of a building in Mumbai. Since then,  this game has claimed around 130 lives across world and it is still increasing as recently a 19 year old lost his life in order to complete the game in Madurai.  He said, "Youngsters should value their precious lives and evolve themselves into productive activities."
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