Tuesday, May 21
DIPR organises awareness program on ‘Drugs and Substance Abuse’ Moravian Mission School Leh

DIPR organises awareness program on ‘Drugs and Substance Abuse’ Moravian Mission School Leh


LEH: The Department of Information and Public Relations in collaboration with the Education Department, Health Department and Ladakh Police, Leh Tuesday organised an awareness programme on ‘Drugs and Substance Abuse’ at Moravian Mission School, Leh.

The programme is in continuation with the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, GoI and Administration of Union Territory of Ladakh’s concerted effort to address the pressing issue of drug menace.

This awareness campaign on drug and substance abuse has been taking place at different schools and colleges in Leh.

Psychiatrist and Drug De-Addiction Specialist, SNM Hospital, Dr. Padma Angmo, Head mistress, Moravian Mission School,Rachel Dendol,Assistant Exhibition & Culture Officer DIPR Leh Stanzin Wangmo, Assistant Information Officer, DIPR Leh Stanzin Palmo, Culture Assistant DIPR Leh Sonam Youton, students, faculty and staff members of Moravian Mission School participated in this programme.

Two short films titled “Echoes of Redemption” and “Trapped” were screened during the awareness programme reflecting the realities of addiction, and its ill effect on individuals, families and societies.

Psychiatrist, and Drug De-addiction Specialist, SNM Hospital,Dr Padma Angmo, highlighted the detrimental effects of drug and substance abuse on one’s mental health and physical health.

Dr Padma added that the use of drugs and substance further result in school and college dropouts, job loss and involvement in illegal activities.

Dr Padma urged students to take right decisions in their life that would help them in realising their dreams and aspirations rather than to choose one regretful decision.

Head mistress, Moravian Mission School, Rachel Dendol, advised students to focus on their students without getting distracted from their dreams and to draw inspiration from their alumni achievements.

AE&CO, Stanzin Wangmo also shared her views and urged students to not indulge in bad habits and rather use their potential in bringing laurels to their school, families and nation.

Later, an interaction session was held where students got to ask one to one question with Psychiatrist Dr Padma related to drugs and other mental issues.

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