Report On Anti-Drugs Day Observed At 2/9 Kar Bn NCC-Christ University
26th June is observed as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by the United Nations. The theme for 2013: Make health your 'new high' in life, not drugs.
The NCC at Christ University organised a programme on Wednesday 26 June 2013 in support of this Day against Drugs.The special guests present were the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Christ University Fr. Abraham, Administrative Officer of 9Kar Bn NCC Lt. Col. Sanjeev Tandon and Dr. Tony Sam Head of the Department of Psychology, Christ University.
The first presentation for the day was a skit by Zealous Productions, the in-house theatre team. They presented a street play on drug abuse which took the audience through the comedy and seriousness about drugs, with emphasis on peer pressure due to which individuals resort to extreme solutions, and finally how to resolve such addictions.
Dr. Tony Sam addressed the gathering on “Drug Abuse and Youngsters”. He presented the raw facts and statistics and explained what exactly drugs are doing to our society and what we need to do to combat it.
Next was the prize distribution for the poster-making competition which was conducted for the NCC cadets of the university. In first place was Cpl David Sebastian, followed by Cpl Nancy Mathew in second and Cpl Revathi in third place. Consolation prizes were also given to CSM Sachin D S and Sgt Yatish G. Fr. Abraham awarded the prizes to the cadets.
Lt. Colonel Sanjeev Tandon delivered the Presidential Address. He pointed out to all present that personally one should not only Say No to Drugs, but also be consistent in making a long-lasting change in the society by helping those who need help. He also appreciated the efforts of Zealous Productions in coming out with such an apt street play.
The programme was a success and brought to light a matter that should be discussed instead of being treated as taboo. The efforts of Christ University NCC and in particular Capt. Ajay Pavithran and Lt. Phinu Jose were appreciated by all.