Stephen’s College students have vowed to adopt the odd-even formula for usage of cell phones saying the devices are “lethal” for health as well as intellectual life. Also Read - Why smartphones must be classified as an essential product during COVID-19 lockdownsAlso Read - How is the Smartphone Industry Trend in 2021?
Following the Delhi Government’s 15-day trial for restricting the plying of vehicles in the national capital as per odd and even numbers, the students have decided to attempt the same for mobile phones. The decision was taken at an assembly meeting at the college where over 70 percent students voted in favor of the idea. Also Read - Flipkart Smartphones Carnival sale: Deals on Apple, Samsung, Poco, Realme, more smartphones
However, the implementation of the scheme is voluntary and no student will be penalized for not following the rule.
“I had given up using my cell phone last July. This is the best that I have done for myself in the recent years. It has reduced my distractions by 95 per cent, my vexation by 96.5 per cent and my headache by 99.66 per cent. The quality of my concentration has improved,” college Principal Valson Thampu said.