Activity Report 2007-08'

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Between 1st April 2007 and 31st March 2008 73 clients got admitted in our residential therapy programme. About 15 persons came for day-counseling sessions including some women.

On 30th April and 1st May we did awareness workshop with Welham Boys students on drug abuse prevention and HIV/AIDS. On 2nd June we did awareness around Railway Station , Dehradun informing people about Drug and Alcohol Abuse.

On 26th June on the occasion of “International Drug Abuse Prevention and Illicit Trafficking Day” we organized a workshop in cooperation with Uttarakhand State Aids Control Society and Himalayan Torchbearers at Hotel Aketa. Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal “Nishank” was the Chief Guest.Mrs Karen Hilton M.L.A was the Guest of Honour. About 60 NGOs, ITBP, Uttarakhand Police, HealthDepartment, SCERT, Education.Department participated in the workshop.

From 30th July to 5th August we did awareness workshop with Welham Boys School and on 6th August the school students did Street Play at Doon Hospital, Dharampur Chowk, Rispanna Bridge and ISBT.

On 10th August Himalayan Torchbearers and Nijaat organized a workshop on “Drug Scenario and Strategies to Address the Problem” at Himalayan Torchbearers. His Excellency Shri Sudarshan Agarwal, Governor of Uttarakhand was the Chief Guest, Mr. Prakash Pant, Honourable Minister for Tourism, Culture, Pilgrimage and Parliamentary Affairs was the Guest of Honour. Mrs Karen Hilton M.L.A and Mr. Aloke B Lal, ADGP, Uttarakhand Police were Special Guest. About 80 NGOs, various semi-government and government departments, schools and educational institutions participated in the workshop.

On 1st September we did awareness amongst residents of Rest Camp on Drug Abuse Prevention and treatment. About 50 persons attended the session.

We did awareness on “HIV/AIDS amongst Intravenous Drug Users “a workshop organized by HIFEED at Jogiwala on 3rd September 2007.

We did awareness amongst class 9th students of Welham Boys School on Drug Abuse Prevention and HIV/AIDS from 3rd October to 9th October and did street plays in Gandhi Park, Bhagat Singh Colony and Karanpur.

On 1st December 2007 at World Aids Day organized by Uttarakhand State Aids Control Society, we put up an information stall at Parade Ground to inform people about HIV transmission through Intravenous Drug Usage. Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal, Minister of Health and Family Welfare gave us a shield towards our contribution in the field of Addiction and HIV prevention.

On 10th December we did awareness on “Risk of HIV through Intravenous Drug Usage” at Jogiwala at a meeting organized by HIFEED.

We did awareness on Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment at Malin Basti, near Railway Station, Dehardun on 14th January 2008 and 50 people were given information.

On 21st January we did awareness amongst Group C and D employees of Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy.

On 2nd February 2008 we did awareness amongst Group D employees of Forest Research Institute.

On February 7th, 12th, 19th we did awareness workshops for Group D employees of Forest Research Institute.

On 22nd February we did awareness workshop at Selaqui World School, Selaqui for the Staff and Students of the School.

On 28th February we did awareness at Government School, Kaulagarh in which the School Students and Residents of Kaulagarh participated.

On 13th, 14th and 15th March we did awareness workshop for 7th Class students of Welham Boys School.

During this period 34 articles on Nijaat were written in various Newspapers.