Seminar on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Date: 23rd June 2023

Time: 10:30 AM

Venue: Seminar Hall

On 23rd June 2023, Bhagubai Changu Thakur College of Law, in collaboration with the Health Advisory Committee and National Service Scheme (NSS), organized a seminar to commemorate the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The seminar aimed to raise awareness and sensitize individuals towards the “Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan” (Addiction-Free India Campaign).

The seminar commenced with the hosting of the program by Mrunal Patekar, a student of LLB, who set the tone for the event. The participants stood united to sing the National Anthem, displaying their respect and patriotism.

To pay homage to the respected personalities who have made significant contributions, including Shri. Janardan Bhagat Saheb, Shri. Changu Kana Thakur Saheb, and Matoshri Bhagubai Changu Thakur, their photographs were garlanded, symbolizing reverence and gratitude for their vision and dedication.

As a mark of auspiciousness, lamps were lit by the college principal, esteemed faculty members, and special guests. The act of lighting the lamps represented the dispelling of darkness and the spreading of knowledge and awareness in the fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.

Assistant Professor Aparajita Gupta delivered a warm welcome address, expressing gratitude to all the participants and emphasizing the significance of the seminar in promoting an addiction-free society. The program was organized under the guidance of the in-charge Principal, Dhanashri Kadam.

Distinguished speakers from various fields shared their insights on different aspects of addiction. Dr. Vishal Ganar spoke about the psychological angles of addiction, Dr. Priydharahini discussed the neurological impact, Shri Ram Maske shed light on social issues, Advocate Shubhangi Zemse presented strategies to curb addiction, and Jagannath Salunke provided valuable insights into tobacco addiction and its reasons.

The presentations by the speakers provided a comprehensive understanding of the psychological, neurological, social, and legal dimensions of addiction. The audience, comprising students, faculty, and staff members from BLS, LL.B, LL.M programs, actively participated in the seminar, engaging in insightful discussions and sharing their perspectives on combating drug abuse.

Following the presentations, a solemn oath was taken by all attendees, pledging to fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The oath served as a symbolic commitment towards creating a drug-free society and promoting a healthier and safer environment for everyone.

The event received valuable support and guidance from Assistant Professor Ravnish Bector, Assistant Professor Dr. Mamta Goswami, Assistant Professor Bhagyshri Kamble, Assistant Professor Raghav Sharma, Assistant Professor Aparajita Gupta, Assistant Professor Sagar Devghare, and Librarian Janhavi Bhoir, who contributed to its success.

Disha Dhone delivered a vote of thanks, expressing appreciation to all the attendees and contributors for their active involvement and valuable contributions to the seminar.

The seminar concluded on a patriotic note, with all participants standing united to sing the National Anthem, showcasing their reverence for the country. The program’s finale featured a spirited rendition of Vande Mataram, evoking a sense of national pride and unity among the participants.

In summary, the seminar on the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was a successful event that provided a platform for knowledge-sharing, awareness-raising, and community engagement. It was a significant step towards building a society free from the clutches of addiction.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all the speakers, organizers, and participants for their valuable contributions and active involvement in making this seminar a resounding success.

Dhanashri Yogesh Kadam

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