Awareness Program on “Substance Abuse and Behaviour Changes: Impact on Family and Society”

Girijananda Chowdhury University in collaboration with Kripa Foundation organised an Awareness Program on “Substance Abuse and Behaviour Changes: Impact on Family and Society” at the University premises on 2nd May 2024 at 11 am.

The Programme started with a felicitation of Mr. Atul Das, Advisor, Kripa Foundation by Prof. S. Robert Ravi, Dean- School of Engineering & Technology, GCU. This was followed by Felicitation of Mr. Diganta Barua (Project Director, Kripa Foundation) and Ms. Kasturi Borah (Clinical Psychologist, Kripa Foundation) by Mr. Kishor Kumar Choudhury, Controller of Examination GCU and Dr. Nilanjana Deb, Head of the Department of Business Administration, GCU respectively.

Mr. Atul Das gave an insightful talk on how Kripa Foundation started and how it has been helping the youth to overcome the social evil of substance abuse. Mr Diganta Baruah shared his own journey in Kripa Foundation and his experience with the youth dealing with drug and substance abuse. Mr. Barua explained the role of Kripa Foundation Rehab centres in helping the youth to overcome drug and substance abuse and also inspired the students as how they can stay away from substance abuse. Ms. Kasturi Borah gave a talk on how substance abuse not only affects the life of the victims but also its impact on the family members of the victim and society at large. This was followed by an interactive Question and Answer session among the students and the dignitaries of Kripa Foundation. The awareness programme ended with a vote of thanks from Dr. Abhinav Sarma, Assistant Professor, Department of Business Administration, GCU.