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60,000 students in five states of north India participate in webinar, set global record, total participation was 82,500

Verinder Sareen | June 26, 2020 03:29 PM

NAWANSHAHR:Setting a world record, 60, 000 children studying in 130 schools of Akal Academies today participated in a webinar to mark International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
As the clock struck 11, 60, 000 students across five states of north India (Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh) logged in to participate in the webinar organized by The Kalgidhar Trust Baru Sahib on ‘Role of Children and Youth in making India Drug-Free’, claimed a press release by the Academy.
The release further claimed that it is the highest global participation in a webinar, and has been noted as such in the ‘World Book of Records, UK’.
Renowned Psychiatrists and Counselors, Dr Col. Rajinder Singh (MD, DPM Psychiatry, Director- Akal Drug De-Addiction Centers, Baru Sahib and Sangrur), Dr N.L Gupta PhD (Psychology), MPhil Senior Psychologist at Akal Drug De Addiction Center, Baru Sahib) were the key speakers at the event. They addressed the 60000 children and the youth participants, and emphasized on the hazards of drug-addiction and illegal trafficking.

The webinar was for 45 minutes. It took place in real time on Youtube and Facebook Live.
In Nawanshahar district of Punjab where three Akal Academies (Akal Academy Chak Mander, Akal Academy Chahal Kalan, Akal Academy Gobindpur) are running, 755 students participated.

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