Human Touch and Positive People held flashmobs across the state to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26. The programme was held in collaboration with Goa Police and Narcotics Control Bureau, Goa Zone.
At the inaugural flashmob in Panaji, associate professor, Goa Medical College, Rajesh Patil who was the chief guest at the inaugural flashmob said that these types of programmes are cost-effective and essential for building resilience and empowering young people to be more aware about their health.
Speaking on the occasion, superintendent, Narcotics Control Bureau, Goa Zone, Jeetendra Ranjan said that NCB has been working on both sides – supply reduction and demand reduction in Goa.
Effective prevention includes the promotion of health as well as social well-being with more focus on young people, says founder and CEO of Human Touch Peter Borges, an organisation which engages youth to address HIV and substance abuse in Goa.
The flashmobs were conducted at Panaji KTC Bus Stand, Calangute circle, Anjuna Beach, Mapusa Bus Station and Margao City Bus Station. Students of Fr Agnel Higher Secondary School, Pilar and other volunteers performed at the flashmob. The flash mob was choreographed by zumba instructor, Priya Almeida.