A session on ‘Drug awareness’ held at St Agnes PU College, Mangaluru
Mangaluru: Substance abuse, and in particular drug abuse, is an increasing menace among youth today. Drug use among youngsters has snowballed into a serious problem, ruining the lives of many. To spread awareness and provide guidance to teachers to help combat this problem among students, A session on ‘Drug Awareness’ was held at St Agnes PU College, Mangaluru.
Mrs Lydia Lobo, Administrator, Link Anti Addiction Centre, was invited as a resource person. She spoke about addiction to alcohol, cigarettes, and natural and synthetic drugs and their ill effects on the health and lives of individuals and families through various instances. She also explained the routine followed in the treatment of addicts at the de-addiction centre. Dr P. V. Shobha, HOD of Hindi, welcomed and introduced the Resource person, who was greeted with flowers by the principal, Sr Norine Dsouza. All the teaching staff were present for the talk, at the end of which Mrs Lovina Aranha, Dept. of Commerce, proposed the vote of thanks.