District Administration Bandipora on Sunday celebrated International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking. 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 a flag off ceremony for a bike rally besides a rally of students and NCC cadets from Mini secretariat Bandipora. The rally passed through the 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 a 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 commissioner Bandipora Mohammad 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, Chairman District Development Council Bandipora Ab. Gani stressed on the role of society as a whole in eradicating drug menace. He said coordination and cooperation is essential for making society drug free.
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 for constructive purpose and focus on their career.
He called for joint efforts of various stakeholders to eradicate drug menace. He stressed on the slogan " Say No to drugs" in order to achieve 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.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, 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 the role of various agencies for eradicating the drug menace and highlighted the role of family as a major stakeholder for eradicating drug menace.
Dy SP HQ Mohammad Shafat delibrated upon various issues of illicit trafficking of drugs and role of police. He urged religious heads and educational institutions to aware students regarding the ill effects of drugs in order to eradicate drug mennace from society. He urged the participants to take the message of "fight against drug" to every corner of the district.
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 including Allosa, Ganstan and Gurez. At Gurez the function was presided over by SDM Gurez Dr. Mudasir. A rally with the message to make society drug free was flagged off by SDM Gurez.