Ludhiana 12 May 2022-National Service Scheme unit of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana organized a programme and seminar on the topic 'Awareness on Alcohol Addiction and Drug Abuse Amongst Youth'

The chief guest of this seminar was Sh. Kaushal Kishore, MoS for Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. He has started a campaign under the title 'Nasha Mukt Samaj Andolan-Abhiyan Kaushal Ka' to save the youth from the menace of drugs by giving them awareness at the National Level.

The coordinator of the National Service Scheme, Dr. Nidhi Sharma said that in his address Sh. Kaushal mentioned the ill effects of drugs and said that the youth should avoid this evil. He also said that this is a conspiracy to weaken other countries at international level also. Talking about the glorious history and heritage of Punjab, he said that this state of powerful people should be drug free. He said that his own son was addicted to such drugs. He died due to addiction and after that he decided that he would try to make the society drug free. He also administered an oath with the students of GADVASU to save them from drugs. Sh. Akshat Kant, National Programme Convenor of this campaign also accompanied him.

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor, GADVASU in his address said that every person living in our society should enjoy addiction of a good habit or ideal and should avoid such harmful drugs. He also informed that an organization named 'Atam Pargas' was also making a concerted effort to restore the glorious history of Punjab and was also encouraging the children of Punjab to study as much as they can.

A Poster making competition was also organized on the occasion in which the students made posters in different ways to avoid drugs. In this competition Anuragpreet Kaur got first place, Dalbir Singh got second place and Gurleen Sandhu got third place. The students also entertained the audience with cultural programme, poems and anti-drug songs. Officers, HoDs and Faculty members of the GADVASU also attended the function.