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News Description Publication Date : 18 Dec 2019

Community-based Peer-Led Intervention & Outreach Drop-In-Centre launched in Vijayawada, Oct 30, 2019

In a step towards preventing the youth from the ill-effects of substance abuse, the NGO Health Care and Social Welfare Society, supported by the National Institute of Social Defence, launched a Community-based Peer-Led Intervention & Outreach Drop-In-Centre in Vijayawada on October 30, 2019. The launch was attended by over 200 participants from various stakeholder departments like the Police, Narcotics, Juvenile Justice, Drug Control, NGOs, academicians, CBOs, the Association of Practicing Psychiatrists, among others.

The Collector and District Magistrate, A. MD. Imtiaz, IAS, Krishna district, was the chief guest. Other dignitaries included G C Kishore Kumar, IAS, Director, Dept. for The Welfare of Differently Abled, Transgender & Senior Citizens; Rajesh Kumar Sinha, Under Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India; B V Prasad Murthy, Joint Director, Juvenile Justice; Bala Koteswara Rao, Addl. Commissioner of Police, Vijayawada City; Vikas Singh, Section Officer, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Govt. of India; A.V.D. Narayana Rao, Asst. Director, Dept. for the Welfare of DA, TG & SC, Nodal Officer, Krishna Dist.; M Chandra Shekhar, Joint Director, AP State AIDS Control Society, Govt. of AP; P. Vinay Kumar, Joint Director, Drug Control Administration, Govt. of AP; and G. Chiranjeevi, Founder, Health Care & Social Welfare Society, among many more.

An Outreach & IEC van donated to the CPLI programme by Health Care & Social Welfare Society founder G. Chiranjeevi was flagged off by Rajesh Kumar Sinha Under Secretary, Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, A MD Imtiaz, IAS Collector and District Magistrate, Krishna District and G C Kishore Kumar, IAS, Director, Dept. for the Welfare of Differently Abled, Transgender & Senior Citizens. The District Collector & Magistrate also released a pamphlet with information about the ill effects of drug and substance abuse and the services provided by the Health Care & Social Welfare Society under the CPLI & ODIC programmes.

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