To commemorate International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Human Touch along with Positive People held flash mobs across the state. The aim to of these flash mobs was to create awareness against drug abuse with ‘Just say no to drugs’ messages on placards.The inaugural flash mob was held at Kadamba Bus Terminus, Panaji in the presence of Superintendent, Narcotics Control Bureau, Jeetendra Ranjan, to explain and seek support in the eradication of alcohol and drug abuse.
Every day sees more youth lost to drugs. The organisers of the event wished to inform children and teenagers that there is so much that can be done instead of consuming drugs and alcohol, which only ruins lives. The message shared was ‘you don’t need drugs to be cool’ said CEO of Human Touch, Peter F Borges.
Around forty students from Fr Agnel College, Pilar performed a dance choreographed by David Furtado and his team to the sound track ‘Zindagi aa raha hoon main’. The flash mob was intended for passers by and students at public places such as bus stands in Panaji, Mapusa and Margao and areas such as Calangute to attract attention and participation. During the event, volunteers handed out awareness material to everyone. The event received appreciation and support from the public.