Mangaluru: St Lawrence Church Bondel, organized an Anti-drug Abuse Awareness programme on De-addiction to drugs and alcoholic habits on 16 Sep at 6 p.m. in the Church Pendal, Bondel.
The programme began with a prayer. Rev Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza invoked God’s blessings. Lydia Lobo was welcomed and introduced by Rev Fr Andrew Leo D’Souza.
Lydia Lobo, Administrator LINK Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts, Bajal, Mangalore was the resource person.
With an accumulated knowledge and her practical experience, Lydia Lobo emphasized the heightened vulnerability of minors to drug influence and stressed the crucial responsibility parents bear in nurturing and guiding their children with patience and care.
She emphasized the importance of parents spending quality time with their children and being mindful of preventing them from engaging in negative behaviors. Further she encouraged parents to maintain good communication with children to stay informed about their child’s behavior and performance. The talk concluded with two videos on drug addictions and mobile addiction. Many parishioners attended this programme.
The Diocese of Mangalore has dedicated the month of September as Anti-Drug Month to create awareness about the abuse of drugs.
Photography and Report by:- Meena Serrao Barboza