Working for a better tomorrow

Working for a better tomorrow

Burning issue

The students of PES College, Hanumanth Nagar took an oath against drug abuse and pledged to create awareness on drug addiction.

The students were inspired to take up this cause after watching a movie Manthana, a story about a drug addict. The film screening was arranged at the college to create awareness among the students about bad habits.

Directed by Srinath Vasistha, the 90-minute film narrated the story of a young boy who took to drugs out of sheer pressure from his friends.  The ambitious boy was keen on going abroad and was awaiting the results of GRE and TOEFL exams. But he ruined his life because of his addiction to drugs. The film showed how his family helped him overcome his problems.

“It is true that films record contemporary life. These films are the need of the hour. Drug abuse is one of the pressing issues among youth who are more susceptible to such habits. In this regard actor Srinath Vasistha has taken a right step by directing this film, which is of great help in creating awareness,” says Naveen, one of the students.

The film-maker has plans to organise the same film screening at Surana College and Vijaya College before taking it to other colleges across the State. “Wherever we screen the film, we insist that students take an oath against drug addiction.

It is one way to sensitise the youth against the burning problem. We are also releasing the film at Inox, Mantri Mall on July 29. After watching the film, we want the people take back home some sort of awareness regarding drug addiction,” says Srinath Vasistha, the director of Manthana.

Chandrashekhar, head of department of commerce says, “The film portrays the evils of addiction in a very effective manner. Every year, we organise awareness programmes against social evils in our college to prepare our youth for a better tomorrow.

Last year, our students pledged against dowry menace that they will not give or take dowry in any form.  This time, with the help of Manthana, we could sensitise our students against one more social evil.”

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