Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Symposium on addictive substances

Today we conducted a small educational lecture in front of the children of a nearby school. The symposium was meant to spread awareness about addictive substances among the school children and encourage them to stop the use of such substances if they are already involved with them. This was based on various reports which indicated that the use of such substances has been on a rise among the students. The topics discussed included alcohol, tobacco, cigarettes and inhalants like correction fluid, etc. We hope that in the future we get more such opportunities to spread awareness in the community. (And ofcourse, to interact more with children. I guess, Prayas club just loves children... that's why most of our activities mainly revolve around the young-ones !) 

It was a very intense experience for all of us. We entered the school in the middle of the lunch break, with the heavy projection equipment and a white bedsheet in place of a screen. The audience were getting more and more impatient as the teachers tried to control their hue and cry. And thanks heavens, for the first time in a very long time, everything worked as it was supposed to work... but trust me, after this day i have abandoned all hope of becoming a school teacher. Now i have decided to be a college professor, they are paid much more for much less trouble...  :) 

Place: Mhadaji Shinde High School, Wanowrie

Time: between 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm on 3rd of August, 2011

Audience: School children of ages between 14 years to 18 years and the teachers.

Participants: Medical cadets Aanchal Singhal (V2), Souvik Nandy (U2), Avijit Singh Chauhan (U2), Om Panda (V2), Tanuj Madan (U2)

Special guest: Air Cmdr. Ajoy Mahen (HOD,  Dept. of PSM, AFMC)

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