Mangaluru, Sep 20: Heeding to the call of Dr Peter Paul Saldanha, the bishop of the diocese of Mangalore for addiction free society ‘Anti-Drug Month’ (September 1-30), and in support with the police commissioner of Mangaluru for ‘Addiction-free Mangalore’, inter-institutions will organise an ‘Anti-Drug Walkathon’, from Padua College campus Nanthoor to St Sebastian Church/St Agnes campus on September 25 at 3.00 pm.
The following heads of the institutions with 400 people will jointly walk for two miles.
The organizers are the following institutions with their heads:
St Sebastian Church, Bendur – Fr Vincent Monteiro
CODP/Bandhavya – Fr Vincent D’Souza
Padua College under youth Red Cross - Fr Arun Wilson Lobo
White Doves - Corrine Rasquinha
Catholic Sabha Mangaluru Pradesh - Olwin D’Souza
Sahajeevana Okkoota - Casmir D’Souza
St Agnes College – Sr Venissa
The walkathon will include anti-drug slogans, public address being organized with the cooperation of the youth of the college, social workers, self-help groups of CODP, police officials and medical officials.
One of the police officials and medical doctors will address the youth on NDPS ACT 1985 and medical effects of drugs.
The walkathon will cover 2 miles from Padua College to St Sebastian Church/St Agnes campus. Around 400 people will walk with a firm decision to say ‘No to Drugs’. The programme will end with refreshments at St Sebastian Church premises combined with the youths of St Agnes College.