“ANTI DRUG WALKATHON” to be held on Sept. 25

September 20, 2023

Mangaluru: Heeding to the call of Most. Rev. Dr. Peter Paul Saldanha, the Bishop of the Diocese of Mangalore for an addiction-free society “ANTI DRUG MONTH” (September 1–30), and in support of the police commissioner of Mangalore for “Addiction-Free Mangalore”, inter-institutions organised “ANTI DRUG WALKATHON”, from Padua College campus Nanthoor to St Sebastian Church/St Agnes Campus on September 25th, 2023, at 3.00 pm. The following heads of the institutions, with 400 people, jointly walk the anti-awareness program for two miles. The organisers are the following institutions, with their heads:

St Sebastian Church, Bendur: V. Rev. Fr. Vincent Monteiro
CODP/Bandhavya: Rev. Vincent D’Souza
Padua College under the Youth Red Cross: Rev. Arun Wilson Lobo
White Doves: Ms. Corrine Rasquinha
Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh®: Mr. Olwin D’Souza
Sahajeevana Okkoota: Mr. Casmir D’Souza
St. Agnes College, Sr. Venissa

The walkathon will include anti-drug slogans, a public address being organised with the cooperation of the youth of the college, social workers, self-help groups of CODP, police officials, and medical officials.

One of the police officials and medical doctors will address the youth on the NDPS Act 1985 and the medical effects of drugs.

The walkathon will cover 2 miles from Padua College to St Agnes college/church campus 400 people will walk with a firm decision to say ‘No to Drugs’. The program will end by 4.30 pm with refreshments at the St Sebastian Church premises, combined with the youths of St. Agnes.