As part of spreading its anti-narcotic campaign on the International Day Against Drug Abuse, Human Touch Foundation and Fr. Agnel College in collaboration with Goa Police and Narcotic Control Bureau organized a flash mob in Panjim, Calangute, Mapusa, Anjuna, and Vasco and Margao. The inaugural flashmob was held at Panjim and was attended by Mr. Rajan Kumar, Superintendent of Police, NCB, PI Panaji, Tulshidas Naik and Peter F. Borges, CEO of Human Touch Foundation.
Speaking on the occasion, Peter F. Borges said the drug problem in Goa is one of the most challenging issues we face today. It has wide-ranging impacts on the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities, as well as on the security and sustainable development of the state. Therefore, preventing and addressing drug challenges in all their complexity is essential. He further said that the policy makers, civil society organizations, health care systems, educational institutions and other communities must continue to invest in preventive efforts and into innovative programmes. The work must be evidence driven and should be in line with international standards on prevention.
The flashmob was performed by NSS Unit of sociology of Fr. Agnel College, Pilar under guidance of Ashwin D’Souza, NSS Officer, Basavaraj Katti, Program Associate at Human Touch Foundation and team. It was held with support from Narcotics Control Bureau, Rotary Club of Panaji Riveira, Estrela Do Mar, Hotels and Resorts; Taj Resorts, Benaulim, Fairfield by Marriot, Anjuna. The flashmob was choregraphed by leading Zumba instructor, Priya Almeida of Brand Me.