MAHE conducts workshop on “Role of Students in making Udupi Nasha Mukt”
Manipal, Nov 18, 2021: Manipal Academy of Higher Education’s Department of Student Affairs (DSA) in association with the Department of Commerce (DOC), MAHE conducted a workshop on the “Role of Students in making Udupi Nasha Mukt” for the students of DOC on Nov 17.
The workshop was held as a part of “Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan by involving Young Leaders of MAHE” which is a part of the nationwide Government campaign “Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan”. The workshop addressed crucial issues related to substance abuse among youth and had around 500 participants.
Kurma Rao, Deputy Commissioner, Udupi, was the chief guest for the inaugural function of the workshop.
While addressing the students Kurma Rao praised the efforts undertaken by the university in helping the district administration to manage the COVID crisis.
He appreciated Dr. Geetha Maiya and her team for undertaking the campaign and the DOC student council members for joining the noble cause and assured help in conducting all Nasha Mukt Udupi activities.
Dr. Narayana Sabhahit, Registrar, MAHE presided over the event. Acknowledging the difficulty for administrators to identify afflicted students, Dr. Sabhahit emphasized the importance of peer support in helping their fellow students to curb the menace of drug abuse.
Dr. Sandeep Shenoy, Head of DOC spoke about the alarming trend of drug abuse in India and expressed his pleasure that the DOC students have joined hands with DSA to combat this menace on campus.
Dr. Vinod C. Nayak, Professor, Dept. of Forensic Medicine & Coordinator, Centre for Clinical and Innovative Forensics Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, was the keynote speaker.
Dr. Nayak elaborated on the hazardous effects of different kinds of drugs and gave special emphasis on the stringent legal repercussions of drug abuse.
Dr. Geetha Maiya, Director, Student Affairs & Principal Investigator, Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan Project, launched the DOC chapter of Nasha Mukt club at MAHE and administered the oath.
Dr. Binil V, Associate Professor, Manipal College of Nursing & Co-Principal Investigator, Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan Project, administered the Nasha Mukt Bharat oath to all the students present on the occasion.