We hear about the number of crimes committed every day. These crimes are committed due to various circumstances that lead to committing of crime for an individual. NT KURIOCITY finds out how the youth can be sensitised to be righteous, so as to curb crime rates

As a child, I feel it is the parents’ duty to educate children with proper moral values, but because of circumstances if the parents are unable to do so then it is the schools’ duty to do it. Moral education should not be treated as a pass time or a free lecture in school but should be given more importance than core subjects.
Youth should be made aware of the consequences of their actions and the degree of punishments. They should also be made aware about the fact that fast money through underhanded means is not the solution.

Alvina Almeida, Carmel College for Women, Nuvem

According to me family, especially the parents, plays a major role in a child’s upbringing. If parents neglect the child and don’t tell him what is right or wrong, the child will explore those areas himself or with friends. Parents and family members should identify such tendencies correct children. No one is born a criminal, circumstances lead one to commit a crime. Sensitisation programmes could be organised to create awareness on what is right and what isn’t.

Navdeep Aguiar, Advocate, Verna

With increasing crime rates, it’s important to sensitise the youth with ways to reduce crimes.
Numerous contributing factors have been researched and the community and occupational status play a major role. In such cases it is necessary to reassure them on provisions, benefits and security. The punishments that result from crimes must be made clear to youth. Giving individual attention and guidance can solve the problem to a great extent.

Ojvi, Carmel College of Arts Science and Commerce, Nuvem

As there are many crimes committed by the youth today, they must be given proper guidance on how to manage situations. The youth should be made to feel secure so they can share their feelings, etc in a safe space. The youth should not be ignored, rather their opinions should matter.

Ruhi Morajkar, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao

Early intervention in the school years like conducting talks and informing them about the consequences of crimes can help them. School should provide good counsellors to help children in distress. There should be more job opportunities for the youth to reduce idleness, because the saying goes – ‘an idle mind is a devil’s workshop’.

Shreela Shettiger, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao

People nowadays are at greater risk of offending crime because of the circumstances they live in. As youth, to limit crime rates we can create awareness on how to cope with anger issues, financial problems, stress and family issues. Whenever one is sad, one should look for a rainbow and whenever one is in the darkness of pain, look for a star in it.

Brijesh Sahani, Agnel Institute of Technology and Design, Assagao

Circumstances play a major role in moulding an individual. Schooling is an effective way of directing students towards the right path at a young age. Inclusion of subjects such as moral science, severity of crime and legal actions in the syllabus is necessary. Moreover children undergoing trauma inflicted by any sort of situation, as and when identified, should be referred to a counsellor. NGOs working closely with individuals who do not go to schools can autonomously educate them about righteousness.

Aayushi Naik, Goa Engineering College, Ponda

Circumstances lead to crimes but every problem has a solution and therefore, the right solution needs to be found. The right education and values must be imparted to every individual so he/she can learn and grow up with good values. Companies and organisations can organise workshops or have advertising materials across different cities to promote values and knowledge which can help and give direction to a person to be righteous.

Nauman Shaikh, St Xaviers College, Mapusa