Rally on International Anti-drug Day
CUTS CHD in association with District Administration, Chittorgarh organised a rally on the theme “Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking” to mark the International Anti-drug Day, on June 26, 2007. CUTS CHD used wooden plates and banners with slogans as an expression of its determination to strengthen the rally. A seminar was also organised on drug addiction at the Sanwaria Rest House, Chittorgarh.
In the seminar, the District Collector P L Agarwal, while rating drug addiction as the worst habit in the society, opined that it ruins health, wealth and soul of the users, and the once happy families reach the stage of destruction. While addressing the school children, he said that they should work towards encouraging their family members, relatives, neighbours and people from villages and cities to eschew drug consumption. Madan Giri Goswami of CUTS CHD emphasised the need for strict control over abuse of drugs in the society. P L Agrawal lauded CUTS’ efforts in working incessantly towards creating awareness in this regard.
A two-day Block level orientation and capacity building programme of youth leaders was organised on June 23-24, 2007 in the Government Upper Primary School, Kamalpura, in Banera block of Bhilwara district. About 40 youths participated from Kamalpura, Kajlodiya, Salriyakala, Laxmipura and Kherliya villages. Ganga Dadich and Shiv Lal Prajapat organised the programme. The purpose of organising the programme was to orient youths towards the programmes of Nehru Yuva Kendra and National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) and enhance their awareness level on health issues. Jaswant Kanwar from Nehru Yuva Kendra and Shayam Lal Vijayvergiyee, Block Education Officer, Banera block, Bhilwara were the resource persons for the training programme.
On the first day of the orientation programme, after the registration of the youths they were informed about social discrimination; HIV/AIDS; reproduction and sexual health problems; and the ill effects of the early marriages and early pregnancy.
On the second day, youths were provided a brief glimpse of the work done under the NRHM for the youth. A number of questions raised by the participants were answered, including a discussion on the role of the youth in the proposed activities under the SRIJAN Network.
Capacity Building Training of SHG Leaders
Capacity Building Training of SHG Leaders was organised for members holding post in SHGs on Register Maintenance and Documentation at Government Middle School, Kamalpura under Banera block of Bhilwara district on June 25, 2007. Among the resource persons in the programme were Kartar Singh Meena, Sub Divisional Magistrate, Banera; H S Shekhawat, AGM, NABARD, Bhilwara; Amit Chowdhury, Madan Giri Goswami, Ganga Dadhich, Shiv Lal Prajapat from CUTS; Sangeeta Sahani from Bhilwara Dairy; and Lalita from Kamalpura.
During the training programme, post holders of SHGs were briefed about the aims and objectives of SHGs, importance of register maintenance and documentation, and were trained to overcome the problems. A future course of action was prepared during the training.