‘Shun booze & drugs’ – CISF’s Golden Jubilee message

Port Blair
10 Sep 2018

The CISF unit of Port Blair Airport organised an Essay Competition on "Alcohol & Drug Abuse and its Effect on Society” on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Year celebration of CISF.  The prize distribution ceremony was held on Monday at JNRM. Mr Vikram Dev Dutt, Principal Secretary, A & N Administration was the chief guest on the occasion. He appreciated the initiative of CISF towards the social cause and appreciated CISF for effectively handling the passengers in the Airports. He further congratulated both JNRM and CISF for the golden jubilee celebration. Other than enforcement agencies, the community based approach especially family support is the need of the hour for preventing the malaise of drugs. The other side due to the rampant usage of drugs the economy of our nation is at risk. Directly or indirectly women are the worst sufferers of drug users. More in nature of educative and preventive programme should be organised, he added.
Mr V Jagadeesan, ITS, Chief General Manager, BSNL congratulated the winners and advised the youngsters to be away from alcohol and  drugs. He lauded the efforts of CISF and Home Science Department of JNRM for taking initiative to reach the message to the youngsters. He added that within two years with the advent of submarine optical fibre cable the scenario of communication in Andaman would see sea change and the youth should utilise the IT and Communication for employment opportunities. From BSNL a mobile phone was presented to all the six winners of the essay competition.  Dr N Francis Xavier, Principal, JNRM who is also Guest of Honour spoke about the suicidal rate due to extreme stage of drugs. He advised all the participants to be a brand ambassador for disseminating the message to their counterpart. The CISF Essay Competition is the brainchild of  Shri.D.S.Daniel Dhanaraj,  Dy Commandant of CISF, VSI Airport He spoke about the role of CISF in safeguarding the nations economic asset and he added that the very purpose of the CISF to organise such competition is to make the youngsters to know and understand  the harmful effects of alcohol and drug abuse. Mr K Venkatesan, Assistant Professor & HoD, Homescience and Coordinator of the essay competition while welcoming  the gathering spoke on the importance of drug free society with reference to Andaman. Mr K.K.Singh, Assistant Commandant, CISF proposed vote of thanks. Dr N Lakshmi, Assistant Professor of Hindi in ANCOL moderated the entire programme. For English Ms. A.Sharanya (Ist Prize)- TGCE, Ms. L.Roja Kumari (IInd Prize) –DIET and Ms. Simran (IIIrd Prize)- JNRM won the prizes. For Hindi Ms. Shahin Nisha (Ist Prize)- TGCE, Mr. Pradip Kumar Kushwaha (IInd Prize)- IGNOU and Ms. Nidhi Rao (IIIrd Prize)- ANCOL won the prizes. Altogether 251 students (out of which 194 of them have written  in English and 57 of them have written  in Hindi) from JNRM, MGGC (Mayabunder), ANCOL, Marine Biology and Disaster Management Departments of Pondicherry University (Brookshabad), JNRM TGCE, DIET, IGNOU, DBRAIT, ANIIMS, Law College participated in the Essay Competition.