Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan:  International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed at Bandipora

Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan:  International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking observed at Bandipora

Bandipora, June 26: In an important step towards ensuring that concrete steps are taken to weed out menace of drug addiction , the  District Administration Bandipora  celebrated  International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking 2022 on 26 June.

   The day witnessed various programmes under Nasha Mukh Bharat Abhiyan and SVEEP including Bike rally, student’s Rally, Painting competition, skits, and other awareness activities.

   The programme was organised by District administration Bandipora in collaboration with  District Election Office Bandipora,  ICDS, Social Welfare and other departments.

   The programme started with flag off ceremony of bike rally and rally of students and NCC cadets from Mini secretariat Bandipora. The rally passed through main market Bandipora and culminated at Wullar Vintage Park  Garoora Bandipora with the message to make Bandipora drug free.

    The main function was held at Wullar Vintage park Garoora which witnessed participation of large gathering of Local Youth , students and officials from district administration.

     Chairman District Development Council Bandipora Ab. Gani, Vice Chairman District Development Council,  Kousar Shafeeq, Additional District Development commisioner Bandipora Mohd Ashraf Hakak, Additional Deputy Commissioner,  Waseem Raja, Secretary DLSA Fariqa Nazir, DSWO Ubaid Ahmad,  Padmashri Faisal Ali and senior Officers from District Administration were present on the occasion.

    Speaking on the occasion Deputy commissioner Bandipora Dr. Owais Ahmed lauded the participation of students and youth in such programmes.

   He advised the students to use time wisely and  for constructive purpose in order to focus on career.

He called for joint efforts of various stake holders to eradicate drug mennace.

   He stressed on the slogan ” Say No to drugs” in order to achive the goal of drug free society.

   He said  society as a whole and family has an important role to play against drug abuse.

    Dr. Umair from Addiction Treatment Facility centre  delibrated various issues regarding addiction treatment facility. He sought cooperation from public for  eradicating drug menace.

   Speaking on the occasion, Advocate Syed  Mujtaba stressed on  psychological counseling for the persons involved in addiction. He said Relief, Rehabilitation and Social Integration is essential for those involved in drug mennace.

   He also highlighted the  role of educational institutions and religious institutions in eradicating the drug mennace.

    Journalist Farzana Mumtaz  also delibrated upon role of various agencies for eradicating the drug menace and highlighted the role of family as a  major stake holder for eradicating drug menace.

  DySP HQ Mohammad Shafat delibrated upon various issues of illicit trafficking of drugs and role of police. He urged upon religious heads and educational institutions to aware students regarding ill effects of drugs in order to eradicate drug mennace from society. He urged the participants to take message of “fight against drug” to every corner of the district.

   Secretary DLSA Fariqa Nazir  threw light on  various laws related to drug abuse. She said anyone involved in drugs shall  face tough legal consequences and stressed on staying away from drugs for eradicating this  mennace. 

   Speaking on the occasion,Chairman District Development Council Bandipora Ab. Gani  stressed on role of society as a whole in eradicating drug menace. He said coordination and cooperation is essential for making society drug free.

The main function at Wullar Vantage park  was coordinated and anchored by Mr Altaf Ahmad Mir, Coordinator, DC Office Bandipora. 

     Similar programmes to celebrate the  day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking were  also held at  other blocks of District namely  Allosa, Ganstan and Gurez. At Gurez the function was presided by SDM Gurez Dr. Mudasir. A rally with the message to make society drug free was flagged off by SDM Gurez.