An Anti-drug Abuse Awareness programme was held at St Lawrence Church, Bondel
Mangaluru: St Lawrence Church Bondel organized an Anti-drug Abuse Awareness programme; An awareness programme on De-addiction to drugs and alcoholic habits on 16th September at 6.00 p.m. in the church pendol Bondel.
The programme began with a prayerful atmosphere. Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza invoked God’s blessings. Mrs Lydia Lobo was welcomed and introduced by Rev. Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza.
Mrs. Lydia Lobo, Administrator, LINK Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts, Bajal, Mangalore, was the resource person. accumulated knowledge and her practical experiences, Mrs. Lobo emphasized the heightened vulnerability of minors to drug influence and stressed the crucial responsibility parents bear in nurturing and guiding their children with patience and care.
She emphasized the importance of parents spending quality time with their children and being mindful of preventing them from engaging in negative behaviors. Further, she encouraged parents to maintain good communication with children to stay informed about their child’s behavior and performance. The talk concluded with two videos on drug addiction and mobile addiction. Many parishioners attended this programme.
The month of September has been dedicated as Anti-Drug Month, to create awareness about the abuse of drugs, by the Diocese of Mangalore.
Photography and Report: Meena Serrao Barboza