Wednesday, June 19, 2024

DC Anantnag calls for proactive participation of people, Public representatives, prominent citizens in fight against Drugs

The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr. Basharat Qayoom today sought active cooperation and proactive participation of general people against the growing menace of Drug Consumption during a review meeting of District officers.
Showing concern over the increasing trend of Drug Abuse, DC said that efforts of Government alone will not be sufficient to control and arrest the menace of Drug Addiction. He said that people’s participation is pivotal to curb drugs addiction.
He also stressed on creating awareness on the disastrous ramifications of the Drug Consumption on individuals and families.
He further added that although the district is treading on path to prosperous future with phenomenal improvements in socio-economic parameters, however, the scourge of growing drug menace, if not arrested immediately, has the capacity to derail the developmental progress of the district.
While giving out details of activities being undertaken under Nasha Mukht in the district, he said that public and student rallies, Pledge Ceremonies, Seminars, debates in colleges, schools and skits shows are being conducted. Besides, showcasing the disastrous effects of drugs through drawing and painting competitions, conduct of bhang/ poppy destruction, Nukad Natak and drives have been conducted in order to contribute, their part in the fight against drugs, in the district.
DC further added that creating awareness on the issue is the most potent arsenal against it and called upon the people and especially Public representatives, civil society bodies, other social and economic organizations and prominent citizens to take part in activities conducted by district administration. He also stressed for installation of CC TV Cameras in every medical Stores of the district.
It is worthwhile to mention that since the start of month long abhiyan, Colleges and various schools throughout length and breadth of the district have taken out various mass awareness rallies, Pledge ceremonies which saw participation of thousands of students, staff besides civil society members.
Among others, the meeting was attended by SSP Anantnag, ADDC, ADC, CMO, CEO, Tehsildar, SDM Bijbehara and other district officers.

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