Manipal, April 02, 2022: The Department of Student Affairs, MAHE concluded the second Peer Support Workshops for selected students of MAHE on March 29.
The workshops, conducted as a part of the project “Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan by involving Young Leaders of MAHE”, a part of the nationwide “Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan” Government campaign, was held at Sharada Hall, Manipal College of Health Professions, Manipal.
The main aim of the workshop was to train and equip the selected students who will then assist the Dept. of Student Affairs in conducting public awareness programs.
Presiding the valedictory program Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor, MAHE released the 2nd edition of the Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan Newsletter.
“Substance abuse is amongst the most complex problems we face today, with a wide-ranging impact on the health and wellbeing of our students in particular, and the community in general,” Dr. Venkatesh said and urged the students to be crusaders in this fight.
Guest of Honour Dr. Arun G Maiya, Dean, Manipal College of Health Professions, appreciated the Dept. of Students Affairs and the Student Council of MCHP for launching the Nasha Mukt Club and Nature Club at MCHP.
This workshop had sessions by two eminent resource persons – Dr. Samir Kumar Praharaj, Head, Dept. of Psychiatry, and Dr. Ravindra Munoli, Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal. Through interactive sessions and group discussions, the resource persons enhanced the students’ perception and understanding of the effects of substance abuse.
Dr. Geetha Maiya, Director, Student Affairs, and the Principal Investigator of the Project welcomed the gathering and gave an overview of the activities conducted so far.
SP Kar, Director, PR and Media Communications was also present.
Nikita Menezes, Legal Executive at MAHE and Documentarian of the Project delivered the vote of thanks. The workshop was coordinated by Karuna Devadiga and Shilpa Joshi, Students Counselors of MAHE.