Narcotics Awareness Program

Awareness program on Narcotics was arranged at Sri Balji Vidyapeeth (SBV) University, Pondicherry, accredited by NAAC with A ++ Grade by Dr. Sivaramakrishnan Muthanandam, Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology and Oral Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, a constituent unit of SBV as part of annual activity of the Narcotic cell of the said institute on 1.3.2023. This program aimed at spreading awareness about the harmful effects of using drugs among the students.
The event commenced with Dr. Aruna Sharma, Principal, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences welcoming the invitees and participants. The event was graced by Hon, IGP Dr. V.J. Chandran, I.P.S who was invited as the chief guest. IGP addressed the students and stressed on the topics of social causes and legal consequences of drug use & addiction across the life span. The event was presided by Hon, vice chancellor of SBV, Prof. Nihar Ranjan Biswas who addressed the students on the hazard of substance abuse among the youngsters especially college students and pointed out the role of students and faculty in maintaining a drug free campus. This was followed by special talk by Dr. Karthick, Associate Professor, MGMCRI on risk factors of drug addiction among the youth. An awareness short film on drug abuse and consequences was showed. The program ended with students taking the anti-drug pledge to lead a drug free life.