Jamshedpur, Aug 29: Rotary Club of Jamshedpur West conducted an �Awareness Talk on Drug Abuse and AIDS at Tata Workers Union High School, Bhatia Basti, Kadma on August 29.
The talk was initiated by the club President Shweta Chand. She said that serving young people has long been an important part of the Rotary program and it is the responsibility of each Rotarian to prepare the new generations for a better future. Keeping this in mind this talk was organized to educate children about Drug Abuse and AIDS.
This talk was conducted by Dr. Manju Dubey, a civil surgeon and a leading gynaecologist said that drug abuse among youth has severe effects on our communities and families, and has many physical and mental health effects for the users.
Addressing the students she further explained that HIV, or Human Immunodeficiency Virus, weakens the immune system by destroying important cells that fight disease and infection. When this happens, HIV infection can lead to AIDS. AIDS, or Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, is the final stage of HIV. When individuals reach this stage, they are at high risk for opportunistic infections due to their badly damaged immune system. She cautioned the children not to have drugs in any form as it will ruin their health.
Teacher Shipra of the school took lot of interest and explained the children about importance of the program. Many teachers and around 100 students attended the program. The program concluded with vote of thanks which was extended by Club Secretary Nibha Mishra.