In connection with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, various functions were organized across the Valley on Thursday.
At Budgam, a seminar was organised by District Administration in collaboration with Cultural Educational Wing of Education department and Assistant Drug Controller, Budgam.
The Additional District Development Commissioner, Aijaz Ahmed Bhat who was the chief guest on the occasion made students present on the occasion aware about the personal and socio-economic problems linked with the menace of drug addiction. He also enjoined upon the parents and teachers to make their wards aware about the harmful effects of drug addiction.
Various causes and preventive measures of the substance abuse were also deliberated in detail during the seminar.
At Bandipora, similar function was held at Government Higher Secondary School Aloosa in which large number of students and prominent social activists participated.
During the function, speakers sensitized about the harmful effects of drug addiction. It was also stated that drug menace continues to constitute a serious threat to public health, the safety and well being of humanity in particular the youth. Besides, the drug menace undermines socio-economic and sustainable development. They also stressed for effective measures to curb the menace from the society and save the children and youth from ill effects of drug menace.
Meanwhile on the topic an Intra College seminar was organized of the Government Degree College (Boys) Pulwama in the auditorium of the College today. The students present on the occasion were informed about the ill & intoxicating effects of drug addiction.
Principal of the College, Dr. Mumtaz Ali asked the students to spread the message about the ill effects of drug abuse so that young precious lives can be saved from the menace.
Different schools held rallies in Srinagar city to aware people about the menace of Drugs.