1. Awareness Programme.
The awareness programme was organized at Nehru Children Museum which is affiliated by Govt. of India. More than 500 people attended the seminar where many children were present along with their parents. A Power Point presentation was made and it was well received. Nearly half an hour was spent on question & answer session. The whole programme was conducted by few recovering patients, counselors & Project-in-Charge.
Recently a new video filming was done on de-addiction centre for men and women and also on Panchakarma centre connected to it. Since the quality of this film was good it was selected in the recent film festival at Kolkata under the short film category. In a compact hall the film was shown and was appreciated by the crowed of the hall.
3. Anti Corruption Rally :
10 Boys from our De-addiction centre, led by our project In-charge attended the Annaji's Rally at Park Street, Kolkata to show the solidarity on Annaji's anti-corruption movement.
4. Celebratation on 15th Aug' 2011 & 26th Jan' 2012 :
VVMDRC celebrated 15 th Aug'2011 & 26 th Jan'2012 with all the boys. The flag hoisting ceremonies had been done by both old patients and newly admitted patients. Special food arrengment was made for those days.
5. Participation in Health Camp :
Health Camp attended by VVMDRC (invited as volunteers). The Health Camp was organised by Howrah Police & Lion Club of Calcutta with the help of Local Clubs and VVMDRC. There was huge participations.
6. The Anti-Drugs Day on 26 th June 2012 Re :
In collaboration with Kolkata Police, a 3 days awareness campaign was conducted at Kolkata near Ekbalpur Police Station. VVMDRC's boys & Ahalya's girls actively participated in the event. Individual and group songs were performed. Also street drama was conducted by VVMDRC boys. We received 2nd prize from the Commissioner of Kolkata Police for the VVMDRC's representation and arrangement of the Kiosk.
Programmes conducted at Iqbalpur Kiosk for World Drug Day 26 th June 2012 by V V M D R C
The following activities were done on daily basis.
24th June, 2012
QUIZ competition with participation of local school children (K.P to identify).
Drawing competition involving small children from local schools.
Prize distribution in the evening By DC port and sending message to general public about Addiction related Crime and awareness among general public on preventing early use among children.
Film on Drug addiction and how to come out of the same “ Born Again ” in the Kiosk with TV and DVD player.
25th June, 2012
Rally involving school children with anti drug slogans in and around Iqbalpur Thana area only from 10.AM to 11AM because of Heat.
26th June, 2012
Activities as done daily plus attracting Moving Public by recovering addict street children who are attached to RUPAYAN a street children project under Art of Living.
Moving into gullies as directed by Kolkata police and with the help of local clubs to spread awareness in slums and LIG settlements
Special additional activity which the Kolkata police wanted to do from this Kiosk or within the command area. Closing Ceremony.
7. Awareness Programme in School :
6 boys from VVMDRC were invited to a school awareness campaign against Drug and Alcohol in Jagacha area, Howrah, for sharing their own views regarding substance abuse and its ill effect on the individual, family and society at large. The programme was highly appreciated.
GURUJI'S VISIT TO VVMDRC :-
On 8 th January 2012, Guruji visited VVMDRC. All the staff members and inmates were blessed by His Holiness. At the end of his visit, Guruji felt very happy and expressed his happiness during the Mahasatsang in Dumurjala Stadium, Howrah. Guruji distributed prasad with blessing to all the inmates present in the meditation hall. A consent was given by Guruji to increase the number of patients and to acquire a bigger area for De-addiction & Rehabilitation activities.
Awareness Campaign organized with Howrah City Police
* Street Rally for awareness on drugs :
A street rally was organized from Shivpur Police Station to Sarad Sadan Auditorium. Students from different schools, common people, Howrah City Police and volunteers from V.V.M.D.R.C. participated in the rally. Participants carried placard and banners in the rally that had the message against drugs abuse. Bag pipes and drums were also organized in the rally. A programme was conducted at Sarad Sadan were speaches were given by diccerent dignitaries :
MLA of Howrah Sri Ambika Banerjee, Bengali film stars Soham and Payel, Commissioner of Police A. M. Ranade, IPS, Project Incharge of V.V.M.D.R.C., Sri T.K Banerjee were present among the dignitaries.
A Drama was also organized which deals with addiction related problem in our society. Five volunteers of V.V.M.D.R.C. participated in the Drama.
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