26th June was the United Nations International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Sigma Institute of Engineering and Sigma Institute of Technology and Engineering (SITE Polytechnic) organised a seminar on de-addiction. Dr Hemant Sant, senior surgeon from HCG Hospital, was the keynote speaker. He spoke about the causes of addiction and methods of prevention.
Mrs Leena Thakkar, director of Healthy Campus Vadodara Chapter spoke about the effects of substance abuse. She also interacted with the student team of Healthy Campus about their activities to minimize drug use in society. At the end of the session around 200 students and faculty members pledged to stay away from such social evils.