MAHE’S Department of Student Affairs conducts Peer Support Workshop on “Role of students in making Udupi Nasha Mukt”

December 11, 2021

December 2021, Manipal: The Department of Student Affairs, MAHE conducted a Peer Support Workshop on the “Role of Students in making Udupi Nasha Mukt” on 09th December 2021 in hybrid mode. This workshop was part of the project “Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan by involving Young Leaders of MAHE” which is part of the larger nationwide campaign “Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan” started by the Government of India.

Dr Anil Kakunje, Professor & Head, Department of Psychiatry, Yenepoya Medical College, Mangalore was the Chief Guest for the inaugural function and Dr. Somashekar Bhat, Joint Director of MIT, was the Guest of Honour. The event was presided over by Dr. P.L.N.G. Rao, Pro Vice-Chancellor MAHE.

The workshop contained interactive sessions for students that created awareness on the menace of drug abuse and how peer support is crucial in dealing with the issue. Chief Guest Dr Kakunje elaborated on the hazardous effects of tobacco, alcohol, and different kinds of drugs. He emphasized on the importance of early identification of victims and effective remedial action at the earliest opportunity, especially by peers. He appreciated and applauded the enthusiasm of the students for their participation in such a peer support workshop.

The event also included the inauguration of Nasha Mukt Club at MAHE. Its poster was officially released by the dignitaries present along with Dr Geetha Maiya, Director Department of Student Affairs, MAHE.