Report by Ashu Kota
Team Mangalorean Brahmavar
Udupi / Brahmavar: "Sixty per cent of our youth are getting addicted to bad habits. Some people resort to vices to check their emotions with the result they appear useless to the family and society at large," said Birthi Rajesh Shetty, director of Brahmavara Vyavasaya Seva Sahakari Bank.
He was speaking after inaugurating the Anti Drug Abuse Day, jointly organized by Dr AV Baliga group of institutions and Rotaract Club, Brahmavar in the Unnati' auditorium of the bank in Brahmavar.
“Once a person gets into bad habits, he cannot come out of it since he loses the will-power to resist it. He is ready to do anything, yielding to temptations; this may even lead to death and destruction altogether. Eighty per cent of the fatal occurrences are because of the ill effects of becoming slave to habits mainly those of drugs. The best way to come out of it for our youth is to get employed or get involved in some engaging habits like social Work. This alone can save our youngsters," he said.
Dr P V Bhandary, director of Dr A V Baliga group of institutions, Shivananda Nairy, DRR of Rotary International, Varamballi gram panchayat president S Narayan, Dr. AV Baliga Institute Principal Swapna Ganesh, Lecturer Venkatesh Pai were present on the occasion.
The day observed at Barkur
Barkur: "Destructive forces have been inching ahead for causing destruction in India baiting our youth to drugs, causing them to be of disuse. This is a move to destabilize India," said Girish Kumar, police inspector of Brahmavar Police Station.
He was addressing the audience over drug and its disuse at a programme held in Barkur National Pre University College, as part of the World Anti-Drug Addiction Day.
"If this drug addiction goes unchecked, a situation might arrive in the near future where we will lose all our youth power. We have no police force willing to commit themselves to the defense of our people. Our youth now need to pull their socks up for nation-building activities," said circle police inspector Prabhu D T, addressing the youth in particular on this special occasion. The function was presided over by Barkur Shantarama Shetty, president of Vidyabhivardhini Sangha.
KT Bhat, principal of the PU College, correspondent Bhojaraja Shetty, probationary sub inspector Manju B K of Brahmavar police station, NCC commandant Narendra Thamble and Rajashekar Hebbar, principal Barkur Degree College were present on the occasion.
Bhojaraja Shetty welcomed the guests. Hemavati B N proposed a Vote of Thanks. K Satyanarayana Udupa compered the programme.
A jatha was taken along on this occasion by the students of the college.
|Max and Jessie Rasquinha, USA
||Jun 28, 2012 |
|The Youth of today going thru so many challenges that have never been the experiences of the past. The world is going thru so many new challenges that relate to our daily life of economy, education, inflation, population, and so many other situations that confront our changing society. We have to therefore sympathize with our youth and try to help them thru so many ways to ease their burdens and tensions that often cause emotions and frustrations.|
Usage of illegal substances become obvious that bring multitudes of consequences that impact the daily life of our community. Growing population is the biggest enemy of India's progress and prosperity where the Law Enforcement officials find very difficult to cope with the situation.
Compared to so many deveoping countries, India is an exemplary nation where prevails Democracy added with religious values and secular values, but the growing population does not match with all the new precautions and preventions required to combat the new challenges. Addiction of drugs and many other vices become apparently inevitable in a God fearing and civilized country such as India.
Each and every citizen of India therefore has a duty to abide, and the duty is to take care of one another, help one another and be of service to each other. Addiction of drugs can be a deadly and cancerous desease in India that needs be prevented at all costs and under all circumstances. Our temples, our Mosques, our churches and our schools in India have a great responsibility to shoulder. In addition to our daily rituals and prayers, we have to dedicate ourselves to the cause of peace and harmony and must make sure that our community and society follows the pathway of discipline and avoid all kinds of addictions. Its all part and portion of striving our daily bread.