Mangalore : International Day against Drug Abuse and illegal Drug trade is observed annually on 26th June, since 1988. This day serves as a reminder of creating a society free from drug abuse. Young minds are assets to our nation. Our country is growing at an incredible pace but reported numbers point over to more than 34 lakh drug addicts in India.
Vikas Pre University College is committed to provide motivated students, the opportunity to transform their lives through quality education. Our college organised a seminar on various types of drug addiction as a part of our social responsibility.
To commemorate International Anti Drugs Day, we at our college hosted various programmes on 27th June, Saturday at 2.45pm. The following events took place successfully.
- A collage making competition for 9th and 10th standard students with the topic “Say no to alcohol and drugs/smoking”.
- A seminar on Better Adolescent Parenting Skills.
- Seminar on various types of drugs Addiction and its ill effects.
- Networking with police department where students and parents interacted with the police personnel.
This event took place in collaboration with Mangalore Police Department and Dr. Sharanappa, Superintendent of Police (Dakshina Kannada) was present as the chief guest.
The event commenced at 2.45 pm as scheduled. Nearly 25 schools from all over Mangalore participated in collage making competition. Out of 87 teams three best collages were selected by the Judges. The eminent judge’s panel is as follows:
Mrs. Anuradha Shivaram Headmistress of Manipal High School
Mrs. Shilaja Prabhu Headmistress of Amrutha Vidyalaya High School
Mrs. Vidya Kamath Art teacher of CanaraHigh School.
A seminar on better adolescent Parenting skills was conducted by Prof. Naveen Shetty, vice principal Vikas PU College, he enlightened the audience on poor parenting skills resulting in hampering the growth of the child.
The Chief Guest of the programme Dr. Sharanappa, Superintendent of Police advised the parents that our society is facing a severe issue with drugs; smoking and alcohol the highest affected group are undoubtedly teenagers. He added that about 34 lakhs of Indians are suffering from drug abuse. We need to put a stop to this to ensure the overall development of our society, to lead healthier and positive life. He insisted the parents to communicate with their children regarding their problems.
This enriching seminar was followed by the inspirational talk given by Prof. Ananth Prabhu G, Advisor Vikas College He guided the students that happiness is not be found at the bottom of a bottle or from the tip of needle; it is not to be found amidst a cloud of smoke or within a sugar coated pill. If you look for it in these places, you will find just despair. He guided students that addiction is a disease and all should embrace peaceful healthy life. He gave a call to join hands and together say no to Drugs, smoking and alcohol.
Colin Dsouza, the Administrator also gave a talk on the various types of drugs and their form as well as origins. He also informed about the various harmful effect and routes of administration of drugs.
It was followed by valedictory programme.
Mrs. Anuradha Shivaram Headmistress of Manipal High School appreciated the noble gesture of our college and expected the same awareness program in future.
St. Aloysius High school bagged the first prize by winning Rs.10, 000 cash prize.
Delhi Public school secured second place by winning Rs 5000 /
Third place was won by Sharada Vidyalaya by winning Rs.3000/.
All the participants received Participation certificates.
Mrs Sudhiksha welcomed the gathering and Mr. Naveen Shetty Vice principal of the college proposed the vote of thanks.