Kota hostels to have sensors in ceiling fans in a bid to curb suicide cases

Shubhang Chauhan
By installing a sensor to the ceiling fan it will make sure to not to take load of more than 20 kgs and will fall down immediately.

Jaipur, March 31: In a bid to curb the increasing suicide cases amongst students the Kota administration has come up with a new concept. It plans to install sensors in ceiling fans of the hostels and this apparently has garnered mixed response from owners of the hostel and the students, reported Indian Express.

This move came after Naveen Mittal, president of the Kota Hostel Association, held a meeting with firms of Gujarat and Bengaluru to find out a solution and there this idea popped up. Mittal’s organisation has more than 700 hostels as members.

Ravi Kumar, Kota District Collecter on this new move said such measures are essential to curb suicide cases and this is not being supported by the government. Ravi has been leading from the front and has taken many such initiatives to crack down stress among students.

Another district administration believes that this step will not work as anyone who decides to take such a drastic step will not hold back. He said anyone who has made up his mind to bid adieu to the world will find out another way to do it and this ain’t any solution.

By installing a sensor to the ceiling fan it will make sure to not to take load of more than 20 kgs and will fall down immediately. Also, the sensor in the fan will be connected to a hooter and it will make  a loud noise in such cases.