Drug Awareness Programme 22.12.2022
One-day Awareness Programme on Drug Abuse Prevention for College students was conducted at Trinity College for Women, Namakkal by the Anti – Drug Club & Youth Red Cross of the College and in collaboration with the Rotary Club, Namakkal, NIMA (Namakkal Indian Medical Association) Women’s Wing and Inner Wheel Club, Namakkal on 22nd December 2022.
Dr. N.P. Lalitha, Namakkal Tobacco Cell, District Tobacco Consultant, Namakkal explained about the ill effects of drugs, tobacco and alcohol. According to statistics of 2022, more than 8 million people have died due to drugs. Now, 1.36 million people are addicted to tobacco products, she noted.
Also, she motivated the students to spread the awareness message to their peers, friends and family members.
Dr. M. Malliga Kulandaivel, Thangam Hospitals and Cancer Centre, Namakkal / Chairman, Women Empowerment Committee, Indian Medical Association – Tamil Nadu State Branch (IMA – TNSB) stressed students to come along with good friends and train their skills to have a better future.
Dr E.G. Wesley, Assistant Professor in Botany and the Programme Officer of Youth Red Cross of Arignar Anna Government Arts College, Namakkal highlighted the drawbacks of some drug products like heroin, cocaine, crack, hallucinogens, amphetamines, marijuana, alcohol, tobacco, inhalants and prescription drugs.
Nearly 2.30 crores of people are affected due to drugs globally. Now, many women are smoking cigarettes. Smoking of cigarette is injurious to our health, we avoid the consumption of tobacco products, Mr. R. Vishwanathan, President, Rotary Club, Namakkal said in his felicitation address.
Dr. Aruna Selvaraj, Executive Director of the College presided over the programme. Dr. M.R. Lakshiminarayanan, Principal welcomed the gathering. Dr. Arasuparameswaran, Director- Academic introduced all the resource persons. Mr. G. Rajkumar, Consultant, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Namakkal, Mrs. V. Nirmala, President, Inner Wheel Club, Namakkal, Mrs. K. Amutha, Adjacent, Anti – Drug Club, Mrs.V. Kalaivani, Adjacent, Youth Red Cross also participated in this awareness programme. Mrs. S. Jeyanthi, Coordinator, Anti-Drug Club of the College proposed the vote of thanks. More than 300 students benefited through this camp.