Wednesday 28 August 2013

Report on Awareness Rally against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking - Department of Psychology

Report on Awareness Rally against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Every year the 26th of June is observed as the International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking. This year the theme was “Make health your ‘new high’ in life, not drugs”. The rally was a collaborative effort by the Narcotic Drug Cell, Crime Investigation Department, Bengaluru and Kripa Revival Centre, Bengaluru -a NGO working in the area of drug rehabilitation. The objective was to create awareness among the public against the consumption of drugs.The chief guests for the event were Bhavana Reddy, Adihya and Pooja Gandhi , popular actors from the Kannada entertainment industry. 

As a part of its commitment to community initiative and service, Christ University supported the cause by participating in the event.64 undergraduate PSEng (Psychology, Sociology, English), Honours (Psychology) and  postgraduate students of the Department of Psychology volunteered to participate in the rally.The rally commenced at 3.00 pm, and  involved a 1- km awareness walk from the Police Wireless Headquarters on M.G. Road. The students were provided with placards, stickers, caps and t-shirts with slogans. 
The event was covered by the media and broadcast by local news channels and reported in various newspapers. The department and the students will receive certificates of appreciation in recognition of their support.

Deeya Mitra (Project Consultant)
Department of Psychology

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