Addiction to drugs among the youth resulted in the loss of human resources to the country, said Karnataka High Court judge K. Sreedhar Rao.
Inaugurating a legal awareness programme for children and women here on Saturday, Mr. Rao said it was unfortunate today’s youth were getting inspired by the lifestyle of film actors and not by leaders like Mahatma Gandhi and Swami Vivekananda. The programme was jointly organised by the Legal Services Authority, the district administration, the Dharwad Bar Association, the Women and Child Welfare Department, the Law College, the Information Department, and Hiremallur Ishwaran PU Science College (HIPUSC).
The Legal Services Authority will hold awareness programmes in more than 5,000 colleges and 4,000 schools across the State, as well as set up legal awareness clubs in colleges and schools, he added.
State Legal Services Authority secretary Ashok Nijaganavar said youth should shun bad habits and lead a disciplined life. HIPUSC principal Shashidhar Todkar presided over the programme.
Police Commissioner B.A. Padmanayan, Additional Deputy Commissioner Shivanand Kapse, district judge K. Natarajan and public prosecutor M.H. Kabadi were present.