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MCYM Seethathode Organizes Anti-Drug Campaign on World Anti-Drug Day


Seethathode: In observance of World Anti-Drug Day, the MCYM Seethathode priestly district, in collaboration with the Anugraha Social Service Society, organized Sajeevam, an anti-drug campaign aimed at raising awareness among the youth.

Campaign Highlights

  • Awareness Class: Rev. Fr. Thomas Cheruthodu, Director of MCYM Pathanamthitta ecclesiastical district and Assistant Director of Anugraha Social Service Society, conducted an awareness session highlighting the dangers of drug abuse.
  • Message: The campaign emphasized the temporary illusion of happiness drugs provide, contrasting it with the permanent sorrow they bring.

About World Anti-Drug Day

World Anti-Drug Day, observed annually on June 26, was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1987. The day aims to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve a world free of drug abuse. It serves as a reminder of the importance of promoting a drug-free lifestyle and the collective responsibility to combat drug addiction.

The Importance of Saying No to Drugs

Saying no to drugs is crucial for several reasons:

  • Health: Drugs can cause severe physical and mental health issues, leading to chronic diseases and mental disorders.
  • Safety: Drug use can impair judgment and increase the risk of accidents and injuries.
  • Relationships: Drug abuse often leads to strained relationships with family and friends.
  • Future: Avoiding drugs ensures better opportunities for education, employment, and a stable life.

Empowering Youth

The campaign encouraged youth to:

  • Stay Informed: Understanding the harmful effects of drugs is the first step in prevention.
  • Seek Support: Engaging in open conversations with family, friends, and mentors.
  • Participate in Positive Activities: Joining community groups and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle.
  • Be Role Models: Leading by example and helping peers make positive choices.

Additional Insights

Drug abuse poses significant health, social, and economic challenges. It is essential for youth to recognize the risks associated with drug use and make informed decisions. Being aware of the dangers, seeking help when needed, and engaging in constructive activities can significantly reduce the temptation to use drugs.

MCYM: A Driving Force for the Youth

The Malankara Catholic Youth Movement (MCYM) serves as a vital platform for the youth to engage in spiritual, social, and community activities. MCYM plays a crucial role in uniting young members, fostering their spiritual growth, and encouraging active participation in Church and societal matters. Through initiatives like Sajeevam, MCYM continues to inspire and guide the youth towards a path of faith, service, and leadership.

The Sajeevam campaign reinforced the message, “Say No to Drugs,” urging youth to choose a path of sobriety and well-being. Through powerful words and guidance, the initiative aimed to inspire the youth to avoid the pitfalls of drug abuse and embrace a life of purpose and health.

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