TITA launches e-learn­ing plat­form on Drug ad­dic­tion

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Te­lan­gana In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy As­so­ci­a­tion (TITA) in as­so­ci­a­tion with ‘360 Learn­ings’ and Jawa­har­lal Nehru Tech­no­log­i­cal Univer­sity Hy­der­abad (JNTUH) has launched a drug aware­ness e-learn­ing pro­gram on Saturday in So­ma­jiguda Press Club.

The pro­gram is in­tended to ed­u­cate youth and stu­dents about the ill ef­fects of drugs on health and on the en­tire ca­reer in the long run. Stu­dents study­ing in JNTUH and all its af­fil­i­ated col­leges will en­roll in this e-learn­ing pro­gram.

The pro­gram is com­prises of few in­for­ma­tive videos, pre­sen­ta­tions and re­ports. TITA global pres­i­dent Sun­deep Ku­mar Mak­thala ex­pressed his sor­row that few stu­dents were also found to be us­ing drugs and said it was a dan­ger­ous sign for the ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tu­tions.

He said that it was the pre­cur­sor to have this e-learn­ing plat­form (pro­gram) so that stu­dents must be aware of the im­pact of drugs and to keep them away from fall- ing prey to this ad­dic­tion. He ap­pealed the stu­dents to en­roll to this e-learn­ing plat­form which is ab­so­lutely free and op­tional.

He said that ac­cus­ing all IT em­ploy­ees of be­ing drug ad­dicts, as por­trayed by few me­dia or­ga­ni­za­tions, was not right and clar­i­fied that there was 4.25 lakh IT work force in Hy­der­abad and if few were found to us­ing drugs it can­not be im­plied upon all.

“We can­not la­bel all the IT em­ploy­ees for only 20 peo­ple who were found to be drug ad­dicts” he said. Hy­der­abad city is much safer than other metro cities in the coun­try, he added.

JNTUH-UIIC di­rec­tor Dr. Ch. Venkata Ra­mana Reddy said that TITA and 360 Learn­ings have come up with this idea of e-learn­ing for ed­u­cat­ing the stu­dents. He said that it was an ap­pre­ci­at­ing move and a good op­por­tu­nity for stu­dents to learn from any­where on the web.

He said, “We will ask our stu­dents to en­roll for this e-learn­ing pro­gram to be well-in­formed and to be safe from the dan­ger­ous ad­dic­tion.”

360 Learn­ings Ajase CEO Hus­sain said that it was the first e-learn­ing project ini­ti­ated for the so­cial cause. He vowed that his group would come up with more such so­cial plat­forms in the fu­ture.

TITA Global Vice Pres­i­dent Rana Pratap Bo­j­jam, Joint Sec­re­tary Praveen Madipoju, Or­ga­niz­ing Sec­re­tary Vish­wak, Vivek Bod­dam, Shiva were among who were present at the launch event.

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