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Awareness programme on human trafficking and drug abuse

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Sep 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

TANGLA, Sept 22: An awareness programme on Human Trafficking and Drug Abuse was held on the occasion of the 5th death anniversary of former Head of the Department of Fince of Tangla College, Dr Hemen Kr. Baruah at the conference hall of Tangla College on Thursday. The programme was initiated with offering floral tribute to the portrait of Dr Hemen Kr. Baruah by his wife and Head of the Department of Education, Dr. Prova Baruah. The programme organized by Tangla College Women’s Forum (TCWF) was attended as resource persons by physician of Udalguri Civil Hospital, Dr. MK Boro and senior advocate of Udalguri, Jayanta Kumar Brahma. The programme iugurated by the Principal of the college, Dr. Prasen Daimari was anchored by Anima Bhuyan Baruah.

Vice-Principal Dr. Anjali Chakravorty reiteirated the role of Dr Hemen Kr. Baruah in the uplift of the college, particularly the Commerce stream. Earlier, secretary of TCWF, Dr. Gitali Sarmah explained the purpose of the meeting.

Speaking on the ocassion, Dr MK Boro expressed deep concern over the growing drug mece in the State. The rising trend of drug abuse among youths, more particularly among students, is alarming. Drugs abuse has paralyzed the young generation. The rising incidents of social crime, domestic violence is greatly due to drugs abuse, said Dr. Boro. He further said, “Curiosity among teegers leads to drug abuse in the long run. Both boys and girls are equally vulnerable to slipping into drug abuse due to distress factors and peer influence.”

Speaking on the occasion, senior advocate of Udalguri court, Jayanta Kumar Brahma dwelt on the growing mece of human trafficking in the State and problems of existing child labour due to illiteracy and poverty. Brahma spoke on the services from the District Legal Service Authority (DLSA) which has been formed to help the helpless and distressed people in need of free legal aid. Brahma spoke on the mece of human trafficking circles exploiting the abject penury and illiteracy of a section of people who have been living in the tea garden and remote areas. He also spoke on prevailing laws on human trafficking. An interactive session was also held where queries of students and teachers were answered by the resource persons. An amateur flutist, Bhargab Rabha enthralled the audience with his heart-touching performance.

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