By Akhil Abraham
MUMBAI, AUG 31, 2016: Nashabandhi Mandal Maharashtra Rajya organised a de-addiction programme for the boys and staff of Bosco Boys Home on August 27 at the Home in Borivli. Almost 50 boys benefitted from the session.
The event began with Father Solomon Rapol, the rector, introducing the group to the participants and briefing the boys about the impact of addiction.
Nandu Bhansode, a member of the group creatively gave the message of de-addiction by rewording popular songs and singing them.
The next session was conducted by a member of Jeevan Dhara, an organisation working for the rehabilitation of drug addicts. Through many short stories the effects of drugs on the body and other serious complications were explained to the boys.
The last talk was given by Suresh Hedamba, who spoke on ill effects of drugs on the body and mind. He explained the whole process of how drinks like alcohol start reacting in the body and cause harm in the later stages of life.
The programme ended with Father Lloyd Rodrigues giving the Vote of thanks and felicitating the speakers.