Hyderabad: The English and Foreign Languages University (EFL University) organised a talk on ‘Drug Abuse’ by Dr Akun Sabharwal, Director of Prohibition and Excise, Telangana State.
The talk titled Marching towards a Drug-Free Nation: Role of Educational Institutions was delivered on Friday at an event presided over by Prof E Suresh Kumar, the Vice Chancellor of the University.
Prof Suresh Kumar, while sharing an anecdote with the gathering, advised the students that being firm was the only way to build a drug-free self, drug-free campus, and a drug-free nation. He exhorted the students to have the courage to be assertive and not buckle under peer pressure.
Dr Akun Sabharwal charted a two-pronged plan to save the country from the menace of drugs: saying ‘no’ to drugs right from the first instance, and bringing drug abusers to the notice of the authorities.
He added that it should be considered as an illness that needs treatment.
The talks were preceded by a powerful presentation prepared by the Narcotics Control Bureau on raising awareness and building measures to fight substance abuse.
Students and research scholars of the University participated in the event very actively. (INN)