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Delhi Police Online Chat Tracks Missing Girl Praised By Gambling Community Shivani Jha

New Delhi: After Delhi Police solved the case of a missing girl by locating her with a gambling app, India’s gambling community hailed the force’s quick response.

Shivani Jha, director of the Esports Players Welfare Association (EPWA), an organization representing thousands of Indian esports gamers and online gamers, said “”Well done, Delhi Police! The Indian gaming community salutes you for solving the case of a missing girl within 48 hours of her disappearance. That an online game was instrumental in solving the case is a great example of how games can be used for social good.”

The 16-year-old girl had recently disappeared from the Chanakyapuri area in the nation’s capital. During the investigation, police learned that the girl was using her parents’ phones to play an online game and was in contact with other gamers.

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They analyzed the game app and contacted one of his gamer friends, who helped police track down his location.

Globally, games have been used for social causes.

In 2005, the United Nations World Food Program launched Food Force, a game that educates its players about what hunger is and how to fight it.

Half the Sky Movement has released a game to raise awareness of the oppression women and girls face around the world and the opportunities available to overcome this oppression.

In India too, games have been used to highlight social and community issues.

The game “Chhota Bheem Swachh Bharat Run” launched in 2019 aimed to educate young children about the need to keep their environment clean. At the height of the pandemic in India, several gamers came together in marathon game streaming sessions to raise funds for Covid relief.

The “Missing Game” launched in April this year on Mobile Premier League (MPL) is a role-playing game that raises awareness of human trafficking.

With over 13,000 registered members, the EPWA spans 24 states and seeks to create a community of esports gamers from across the country where they can exchange ideas, communicate, discuss, and most importantly, become a unified voice. esports players in India.

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