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A talk on ‘How to Handle Addiction’ was given by Ms. Shobha Bajpai D’Silva, Director, Jeevan Dhara, NGO, Mumbai to the staff and students of Carmel College of Arts, Science and Commerce for Women, Nuvem, Goa on 19th February 2020. Ms.Shobha spoke about Jeevan Dhara and its initiatives to empower individuals, alleviate poverty, and eradicate substance abuse. She traced the journey of Gene D’Silva the founder of Jeevan Dhara (and her husband) and how he struggled to overcome drug addiction himself. Ms. Shobha motivated the students to volunteer with NGOs and share some of their precious time and talents with the old. ‘Anything beyond a limit is addiction,’ she said. Ms. Shobha was introduced by Dr. Brian Mendonca of the Department of English. The vote of thanks was given by Carmen, student of FYBA.

Ms. Shobha is presented with a letter of appreciation on behalf of the college by Dr. Brian Mendonca

      Students pose with Ms. Shobha

                                                                      Ms. Shobha delivers the talk on addiction