The student community should actively take part in the fight against unfair trade practices, Collector T. Soundiah has said.
Participating at the National Consumer Rights Day celebrations organised by the Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection at the Government Girls Higher Secondary School here on Thursday, the Collector said students should volunteer to report the exploitative tactics adopted by the commercial establishments.
“The officials are ready to listen to your complaints and initiate appropriate action against the perpetrators,” he said.
A number of awareness programmes on consumer rights were being organised throughout the year.
A large number of students participate in these programmes and talk on consumer protection.
“Just talking in these programmes will not help protect the consumers from unfair trade practices. If students find commercial establishments and service providers exploiting the consumers, they should volunteer to fight against it and bring it to the notice of the officials,” he stressed.
The Collector also presented prizes and certificates to the winners of various competitions that had been organised in order to mark the occasion.
Erode MP A. Ganesamurthy, Mayor Kumar Murugesh, District Supply and Consumer Protection Officer T. Selvaraju and senior officials also spoke at the function that had been organised.