Port Blair, Nov. 26: In an effort to eradicate the use and abuse of drugs among school and college children, ISMAT a women’s initiative has launched a Drug awareness campaign. The first phase of the campaign was a “Survey on Drug abuse” among the students of XI, XII and Undergraduates. As a part of the 2nd Phase of the Campaign intercollege Poster Making, Collage Making and Elocution Competitions were organized on the theme of Use and Abuse of Drugs. The competitions were conducted in JNRM Campus between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on the 20th of Nov 2021.

The event viewed enthusiastic participation of around 50 students of ANCOL, Andaman Law College, JNRM and TGCE. Dr. Hemant Kumar Sharma, Principal, JNRM was the Chief Guest for the occassion.Ms.ShahnazJadwet,,Ex-President, Ismat welcomed the Chief Guest with a plant and Dr.Shirin Jadwet, President ISMAT gave the Welcome address.

Dr.Mitesh Behari, Consultant Neuro-psychiatrist & de-addiction specialist, from the Health4U MultiSpecialty Clinic gave a talk on “Drug Abuse, its repercussion on the youth of the Islands”. The session was interactive and very informative. Dr.Mitesh emphasized the fact that drug addiction is a disease.The longer the addiction the longer it takes to cure. He stressed on the importance of awareness amongst the youth in curbing this growing menace. The Chief Guest and Dr. Venkatesh, HOD, JNRM also encouraged the students to say no to drugs and stop others from taking it. The winners of the competitions held were:

Poster Making Competition

  1. Kumari Jyotica from TGCE - FirstPrize
  2. Ms. Puja Halder from Andaman Law College - SecondPrize
  3. Ms. T. Sandhya from TGCE – Third Prize

Collage Making Competition

  1. Ms. Ayesha Hassan from TGCE - FirstPrize
  2. Ms. Saily Dung Dung from JNRM - SecondPrize
  3. Ms. T. Tanujha from TGCE – ThirdPrize

Elocution Competition

  1. Ms. Rachna Devi from TGCE - FirstPrize
  2. Ms. Suparna Debnath from TGCE – Second Prize
  3. Ms. T. Sandhya from TGCE – Third Prize

The winners were commemorated by the Chief Guest and other guests. The event concluded by Ms. Rasheeda Peer, General Secretary, giving away the vote of thanks.