SMVDU Katra, September 2019. To create an awareness about the menace of drugs in society, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU), Katra, organized an invited talk by Sh. Sujith Kumar, IPS, DIG Udhampur, Reasi, J&K, where he addressed the students of the university on the subject “Awareness about the Menace of Drugs”. Sh. Kumar showed his serious concern over drug abuse, and emphatically said that drug abuse is corroding the foundations of society, and leading to various abuses, including sexual and domestic violence. Further, he stated that drug-dependence has become a major social issue in parts of India. The incidence of drug abuse among adolescents and children is increasing at a higher rate; adding to it the increasing economic stress and changing cultural values are some other reasons leading to initiation into drug abuse. Padam Shri Prof. RK Sinha, Vice Chancellor, SMVDU, thanked Sh. Kumar for spreading awareness among university students. Prof. VK Bhat, Registrar, SMVDU; Dr. Yugal Khajuria, Dean of Students, SMVDU, and faculty of various schools and staff memebrs were also present during the invited talk.