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Students raise awareness on substance abuse at open mic

Undergraduates from various colleges in Delhi participated in the competition organised by Apeejay School of Management



To raise awareness about substance abuse and its consequences, Apeejay School of Management (ASM), Dwarka, organised an inter-college ‘Open Mic’ competition on the theme.

About 75 participants from various colleges registered for the event. Students from Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute Of Professional Studies, Atmaram Sanatan Dharma College, Delhi University, Janki Devi Memorial College,  Delhi University, Motilal Nehru College, Sri Venkateswara College(DU), Trinity Institute of innovation in professional Studies, Maitreyi College, Delhi University, and more, showcased their talent through poetry, speeches, and dramatics.

The competition turned out to be a grand success as the students kept the audience hooked with their enthralling performances.

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The competition was judged by Sonal Gupta, assistant professor, Hanraj College, University of Delhi, and Dr Pragya Arya, operations management, ASM, and Dr Ranjit Kaur, assistant professor, ASM.

Dr Alka Munjal, director, ASM, said, “Our college has started an Open Mic series this year onwards for the undergraduate students of Delhi-NCR. Substance abuse is an important topic for the youth today. We had a good representation of students from different colleges of the University of Delhi. It was very nice to hear enlightened students talk about their approach to tackling the menace of substance abuse. I thank all the judges.”

Sharing her experience, Ms Gupta said, “I was overwhelmed by the enthusiasm shown by the participants. I congratulate ASM for taking such a good initiative. It was a nice experience to come and judge participants on such a relevant topic. Substance abuse is something that needs to be discussed and students must be educated about it.”

Anmay Mishra from Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College won the first prize. The second prize was awarded to Nandini Dang from Bharti College. Sharanya Shanker from Janki Devi Memorial College won the third prize.

Nandini said, “It was an amazing experience to meet so many different people and know their different perspectives.”

“I really enjoyed the event,” added Sharanya. “All the participants were excellent speakers, and I am glad I could be a part of such a great opportunity.”

Disha Roy Choudhury is a Principal Correspondent at Apeejay Newsroom. She has worked as a journalist at different media organisations. She is also passionate about music and has participated in reality shows.

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