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122 - Awareness Programme on Addiction for Women & Youth in the Slums

posted Aug 26, 2017, 9:03 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Aug 26, 2017, 9:04 AM ]
23-August-2017, Mumbai (Matunga):
The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) organized an awareness session on addiction for youth and their parents in Kanenagar slum of Mumbai. 66 people participated in the programme. The programme was held in association with Nasha Bandi Mandal and Salam Bombay Foundation.

Mrs Surekha Pednekar (Coordinator – DBDS) welcomed the resource persons and the participants for the session. She introduced the resource persons and spoke on the menace of growing drug abuse in the society. Mr Sunil Chavan, Mr Nandu Bansode and Ms Sonal Anubhara (Staff - Nasha Bandi Mandal) along with Mr Vivek Vabhale (Programme coordinator - Salam Bombay Foundation) lectured on the types of addictions, its ill effects, possible treatment and de-addiction process.

The resource persons through their sessions also created awareness on prevention and rehabilitation. Major focus was on addiction to smoking, alcohol and chewing tobacco. It was an enlightening session for all the participants. Mrs Basanti Solanki (Field Staff – DBDS) proposed the vote of thanks.