Sunday, June 26, 2011

International Day against Drug abuse & illicit trafficking. A program by Kripa Foundation & Narcotics Control Bureau with MSJE

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On the occasion of International Day against Drug abuse & illicit trafficking. Kripa Foundation in association with Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) and The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment conducted a program for students of 9th and 10th standards, from the vicinity of Bandra, at St Aloysius High School Hall.
Keeping in mind the theme for this year “Think Health- Not Drugs”, the program commenced with the lighting of the lamp by the Guest of Honors Fr. William Athaide, Parish Priest of Mount Carmel Church, Mr. C Fernandes and Mr. Khan of NCB, Mr. Sanjay Godekar of MSJE, and staff of Kripa Foundation Dr S. Mehta, Dr. Sujata Nair, Ms. Krishna Iyer and Fr. Seraphine.
Mr. Fernandes and Mr. Khan of NCB in their address to the students stated, that NCB would support Kripa Foundation in their battle against chemical dependency and pledge their full support to this cause. Mr. Godekar of MSJE mentioned that Kripa Foundation was one of the largest and best NGO in the field of chemical dependency.
A play on the harmful effects of drug abuse was enacted by the patients and staff of Kripa Bandra, which was well applauded. A poster painting competition was held, and trophies and certificates were given to the best 3 posters. Dr. Snehal Mehta and team presented a rose and a memento to each guest on behalf of Fr. Joe and the Kripa Family.
The children on their part pledged that they would carry this message of the harmful effects of drugs on health back to their schools and homes.
Bosco D’souza compered and gave the vote of thanks on behalf of Kripa Foundation. Those present were served refreshments and cold drinks. The program ended with the singing of the National Anthem.

Reported by
Mervyn Rocha
Brett Rodricks

Francis Fernandes