Goa Humanitarian relief committee conducts De-addicting Goa  programme

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Aiming to make Goa alcohol free and save people from its damaging effects , Humanitarian relief society had organised an awareness programme on Sunday at Shanthi Sadan Bansai,Curchorem
 Dr. Jagdish  Cacodkar
(Professor and Head Of Department
Preventive n Social Medicine
Goa Medical College
Bambolim ) was the key resource person at function.
 while speaking at the awareness program Dr.Jagdish said that there  are two popular means  of committing suicide ,one is consumption of  Alcohol.
 He said, in reality it is   very common but  unrecognized  mean of suicide.The problem of alcoholism is a huge problem  nearly 50% of the beds available in Goa Medical College are occupied by patients who need medical attention due to consumption of Alcohol,he added.
He  said that parents have to be role models for the  children . He asked parents to guide children to make the right friends and keep them away from  the negative influence of  lifestyles  led by celebrities  who are the models for the present generation, parents should  be aware and watchful  of the environment in and around schools and colleges.
 According to Dr.Jagdish present generation has many distractions  to take them away from their focus on studies,alcohol companies are leaving no stone unturned to  increase their sale among teenagers.
Father.m Walter Miranda   of  Guardian Angel High Secondary College shared his thoughts on the subject and asked the gathering to  establish strong family ties as a shield against alcoholism. Later Ateeq ur Rehman-  NLP expert and life coach  said  that prohibition is not the way ahead but  developing God consciousness and accountability  will help change the attitude towards Alcohol.
Earlier Asif Hussain  introduced   Humanitarian Relief Society  Goa . He stated  that HRS Goa has kept itself busy with social service in the field of medical awareness and aids, educational counseling  and  scholarships for the needy students.