15/01/2016 9:40 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Odd-Even Rule In St Stephen's Now: Students To Use Cell Phone Only On Alternate Days

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MAY 30: Students checking their CBSE class 10 examination result on mobile on May 30, 2013 in New Delhi, India. Girls fared better than boys 98.94 percent of girls passed their examinations as compared to 98.64 percent of boys. (Photo by Sushil Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI--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.

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 per cent students voted in favour of the idea.

However, the implementation of the scheme is voluntary and no student will be penalised 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.

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