Ekta Welfare Association in collaboration with kripa Foundation and Waliv police station organised a cricket tournament with a special session on counselling about drug abuse at Appa ground ,Vasai East were the Chief Guest were Fr. Joe H Pereira and Hon'ble MLA Shri Vilas Tavde.and Addl. SP Shri Raj Tilak Roshan ( who sent hisgreeting ashe had to attend some urgent matters.)
More than 500 students between the age of 12 to 18 from Shanti nagar ,Waliv and Navjeevan visited the stall set up by kripa, where they were made aware of the ill effects of drug abuse .The result of the counseling was one could see students crying for help to get rid of drug habits especially chewing tobacco and Guthka and also for help for their parents. MLA Shri. Vilas Tare , Father Joe H. Pereira and Police Inspector Shri. Sanjay Hazard, Mr.Kamble enjoyed the game of cricket played by the youth and appreciated their talents at cricket.
All the chief Guest gave excellent apt speeches which moved the children all shouting "SAY NO TO DRUGS"as punch lines all the time
Fr. Joe and Hon'ble MLA Shri Vilas Tare gave away the prizes to the winners.
Credit to the success of this tournamentthat was spread over two days goes to Ekta Welfare Association spearheaded by Mehboob Khan, Corporator/ Chairman Ramesh Ghorkana for helping to clean the ground for cricket match. Vasai Police under Addl. SP Shri Raj Tilak Roshan, Krpa Foundation team of Amit Patel, Dr. Amit, Shamit, Ganesh Tarad, Pravin Rathod , family members of Kripa Vasai and Bosco D'Souza.
A well organised program with a meaning and the entire credit goes to Mr. Zakir Mistry who along with Kripa Foundation organised a second successful tournament.
A big applause to Fr. Joe for even though having a occupied schedule took time off to be with the children.. INDEED A PERFECT BUILD UP FOR CHILDREN DAY. In his words" The Joy of caring."