Angamaly: An anti-narcotics cycling and cycling rally was organized by Kerala Excise (Aluva region) and police department (Angamaly Circle) in collaboration with the anti-narcotics cell and cycling club of the Institute of Science and Technology. technologies De Paul, Angamaly.
The commencement ceremony officially began at 10 a.m. at the college grounds. Senior Reverend Dr. Johnny Chacko Mangalat inaugurated the program. An awareness class on the topic of dangers of drug abuse was conducted by Mr. Shahul Hameed for the students. Francies AP, CPO and PRO of Angamaly police station, kicked off the rally.
The rally started from the college, continued till Angamaly bus stop and returned to the college at 12:30 p.m. The rally was organized not only to educate students about the harmful effects of intoxicants but also to eliminate the urge to repeat drug use.
The predominant objective was to create awareness of a healthy society, save young people from the adversities of addiction and build family bonds. The number of people who use drugs in cohabitation is increasing because they rely on it to relieve physical and mental stress. Although the pleasure of drugs is temporary, their side effects are long-lasting. Many of these side effects can affect cognition, memory, and self-control. Loss of concentration, inability to solve problems, and delusions are also side effects of drug addiction.
(The author, a first-year student of Journalism and Mass Communication at De Paul Institute of Science and Technology (DiST), Angamaly, is reporting for Onmanorama as part of its campus outreach program, Onmanorama Campus Reporter.)