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MAHE holds district-level workshop on Youth Against Drugs

MAHE holds district-level workshop on Youth Against Drugs
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Manipal: The Department of Student Affairs, Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), Manipal, organised a district-level workshop on the theme Youth Against Drugs – a strategic intervention by KSLSA through NALSA – legal services to the victims of drug abuse and eradication of drug menace scheme, 2015 on 22 July 2023, at Dr TMA Pai Auditorium, 3rd Floor, KMC, Manipal

This was in association with the Ministry of social justice & Empowerment, Government of India, Karnataka state legal services authority, Bengaluru, District legal services authority, bar association (r.), Udupi, District Administration, Zilla Panchayath, Udupi, Department of Empowerment of differently abled and senior citizens, Health and family welfare services, and the department of public instructions, Vaikunta Baliga college of law, Kunjibettu, Udupi.

Hon’ble Justice John Michael Cunha, Former Judge High Court of Karnataka & Designated Judge heading the Committee of NALSA, inaugurated the event, leading the charge to eradicate the drug menace.

Dr Sharath Kumar Rao K, Pro-Vice-Chancellor Health Sciences, MAHE, Manipal, Presided over the function.

Shantveer Shivappa, Hon’ble Prl. District and Sessions Judge & Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Udupi. Sri. Akshay M. Hakay, IPS Superintendent of Police, Udupi, Sri. B. Nagaraj President, Bar Association, Udupi, Dr P. Giridhar Kini Registrar, MAHE, Manipal, Sri. Prasanna. H, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Panchayath, Udupi, Sri Raghavendra Shettigar, Deputy Secretary, KSLSA, Bengaluru and Sri. Maruthi, Deputy Director, Department of Undergraduate Education, Udupi, were the Guest of Honor.

Dr P. Giridhar Kini, the Registrar of MAHE, Manipal, addressed the student community and administered the oath.

Dr Geetha Maiya, Director, Student Affairs, MAHE, Manipal, delivered the vote of thanks and extended her gratitude to everyone who made this workshop a success.

Sharmila S, Senior Civil Judge & Member Secretary, DLSA, Udupi, Dr Geetha Maiya, Director Student Affairs, MAHE, and Deputy Directors Prof. Roshan David Jathanna, Dr Rashmi Yogesh Pai, Dr Aravind Pandey were present. Dr Vinod Nayak, Professor of Forensic Medicine at KMC, was also present.

Resource Persons of the day, Dr PV Bhandary, Director and Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr A V Baliga Group of Institutions, Udupi, and Sri. Akshay M. Hakay, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Udupi. Delivered the session on menace caused by drug use, the role of law and order in tackling this and the importance of saying no to substance abuse in the first place.

The program was attended by more than 500 college students of Udupi and Manipal, authorities from Karnataka state legal services authority, Bengaluru, District legal services authority, bar Association (r.), Udupi, District administration, Zilla panchayath, Udupi, Department of Empowerment of differently abled and senior citizens, Health and family welfare services, department of public instructions and also from Faculty & Staff of MAHE.

Shravya Baasri – a Research Scholar from the Gandhian Centre for Philosophical Arts and Sciences, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, conducted the invocation.

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