Jammu: In an emotional letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, a seventh standard student of Jammu-based Air Force School has sought ban on online PUBG game, asserting that children are future of the country and such online games are affecting their lives.
As per the letter, ”Modi Uncle I am a seventh class student of Air Force School and I used to take phone from my parents to my school, so that I can use online education application like BJYUS, arithmetic classes and many others, which proved very helpful for me in grasping new ideas of learning.
”But few months ago, I came to know about a game called PUBG, which I installed in my mother’s phone without her knowledge and started playing,” read the letter and added that soon, he became an addict and the time he used to spent with his friends in the park earlier, was now consumed by his addiction.
The student also claimed that the effect of the game was so high that he could not even perform in his class unit tests, besides having severe headache and watery eyes.
”Some of my friends in the school and neighbourhood also have installed the game without the consent of their parents and we all are sailing in the same boat.
”We children are the future of the country and such games have affected our lives,” said the student (name not disclosed) and added that for the past 10 days, he has managed not to play the game, but it is having an adverse affect on his life.
”Modi uncle, I and my friends admire you a lot and you also inspire us,” said the boy, with an appeal to the Prime Minister, to save the future of the nation, so that children play their part in nation building.
”I request you Modi Uncle to please ban this game, so that we students concentrate on our examinations, which are about to start,” he further appealed.
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked a mother about her child ‘PUBG-Wala Hai Kya’ during question answer session with students and parents on exam stress at his ‘Parisksha Par Charcha’, the debate on banning this game has also reached the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
A student body had also urged Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to ban the game immediately, as they claimed that PUBG Mobile game is extremely addictive and has resulted in poor results for the students in the recent class X and XII board exams.
Following a lot of criticism on social networking sites and repeated appeals to the Governor to ban this game, the office of Chief Secretary BVR Subramanyam few days back had written to the Principal Secretary, Home Department, for appropriate action in this regard.
Nearly two weeks ago, a fitness trainer, who had become addictive of playing PUBG online, allegedly landed in a hospital.