SAY NO TO DRUGS – an awareness rally aimed at raising awareness about the perils of drug abuse

On April 30, 2024, an awareness rally advocating “SAY NO TO DRUGS” took place, drawing participation from approximately 200 students from Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital and the School of Allied Health Sciences. The assembly point was at Kirumampakkam police station, where Mr Vijay Kumar, the Sub-Inspector of Kirumampakkam police station, inaugurated the event. Accompanied by police officials and constables from Kirumampakkam police station, the students marched, vocalizing slogans aimed at raising awareness about the perils of drug abuse. Their chants echoed through the streets as they made their way back to the college campus. Upon their return, the rally was warmly received at the AVMC main gate, where Dr. Rakesh Sehgal, the Dean of the institution, extended his welcome and delivered an address. Dr. Lakshmi Jatiya, the Vice President of Student Affairs, elaborated on the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, an initiative spearheaded by the Government of India. During the event, Dean Sehgal administered a pledge to the students, emphasizing their commitment to abstain from drug abuse and to serve as advocates for this important cause. He affirmed AVMC’s dedication to organizing similar awareness initiatives on a regular basis, underscoring the institution’s proactive stance in combating drug abuse within the community. rewrite and summarise