CANACONA: Cultivate multiple interests and stay away from Narcotics substances’, exhorted Canacona PSI Swadesh Dessai while speaking at a session on ‘Legal Aid Services and Drug Abuse’
The session was organized by the Parents Teachers Association of S. S. Angle Higher Secondary School in collaboration with the District Legal Services, the District Court, Margao and the Canacona Police on Friday, July 14, 2023 in the school hall.
The speakers Adv. Harshita Gauns Dessai, deputy chief Legal aid defense council, PSI Swadesh Dessai and Adv. Shreya Kaskar, assistant Legal aid defense counsel was present on the dais.
Adv. Harshita Gauns Dessai explained the meaning of Legal Services.
She said legal services include providing free legal aid to those weaker sections of the society who fall within the purview of section 12 of the Legal Services Authority Act 1987. It also entails creating legal awareness by spreading legal literacy through legal awareness camps. She also highlighted how Goa is affected by drug trafficking.
PSI Swadesh Dessai spoke in detail about the different types of drugs, their psychological and physiological impact on the human body. He advised students to stay away from all the Narcotics substances. He also advised the students to think positively, to develop various interests like music, painting, reading, learning new languages etc. PSI Dessai also answered drug abuse related queries raised by the students.
Adv. Shreya Kaskar proposed the vote of thanks. Earlier Tr. Kavindra Phal Desai welcomed the guests. Ajay Velip and Mast. Rohit Pagi from XII Arts provided the Technical support. Mrs. Bindiya Naik Dessai was the programme cordinator.