Truecaller, in collaboration with CyberPeace Foundation, a non-partisan civil society organisation, organised the first Nukkad Natak (street play) focused on digital safety under the #TrueCyberSafe campaign at the IIS (Deemed to be University) in Jaipur, Rajasthan.
The joint initiative is aimed at spreading awareness and training people to tackle cyber frauds leading to a safer online experience for society. Safety training under the #TrueCyberSafe campaign has been taking place in various parts of the country since February 2022 and has reached over a million citizens.
The event was graced by Rajeev Sharma IPS, Additional DGP cum Director, Rajasthan Police Academy as the Chief Guest and Lieutenant Colonel Arvind Rajhans, Advisor, CyberPeace Foundation as the Guest of Honor. The programme opened with a keynote address by the Chief Guest and was followed by a street play to educate the students about the growing menace of cyber threats and fraud. This was followed by a #TrueCyberSafe training session for the students and faculty of the University.
Addressing the audience in Rajasthan, Rajeev Sharma IPS, Additional DGP cum Director, Rajasthan Police Academy said, “As per reports, 1.5 million cyber-attacks happen annually, which means almost 4000 cyber attacks happen every day and around 170 attacks happen every hour. The best solution to address this appears to be having awareness. Unless you are equipped and aware of how to deal with all these issues, things will become out of control. We’d like to reach the highest number in Rajasthan when it comes to these pieces of training with Truecaller and CPF.”
Pragya Misra, Director of Public Affairs, Truecaller said, “ In our efforts to reach citizens beyond colleges and universities, we explored street plays as a medium of communication to pass on the message and importance of cyber safety in an innovative, fun and lighthearted manner. We are confident that citizens will have a better response to visuals of street plays, helping to carry its lessons further to their friends and family to make their digital experience safer.”
Ahead of the training session at the college, the Nukkad Natak was also organised at prime locations within Jaipur such as Sindi Camp bus stand, Chandpole Bazaar and Devri Ji ka Mandir in Johri Bazaar to attract the attention of the masses and deliver the message on cyber safety to protect them from scams and frauds. The street plays were performed by a specialised group of artists ‘Steps For Change’.