Under the ongoing month long Nasha Mukht Bharat Abhiyaan initiative, Deputy Commissioner Shopian, Sachin Kumar Vaishya today while briefing media sought active cooperation and proactive participation of people of Shopian district against the growing menace of Drug Consumption.
Showing concern over the increasing trend of Drug Abuse, DC said, efforts of Government alone will not be sufficient enough 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 Abhiyan in the district, he said that public and student rallies, Pledge Ceremonies, Seminars, debates in colleges, schools & skits shows are being conducted.
Meanwhile, one such pledge ceremony was also led by DC Shopian himself at Shopian.Besides showcasing the disastrous effects of drugs through drawing and painting competitions,conduct of bhang/ poppy destruction drives have been conducted in order to contribute, their part in the Fight against Drugs, in the district.
He 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 said many multifarious activities are being organised throughout the district by different departments so as to impress upon all people to recognise the intensity of the Drug Menace and take measures at all levels in order to control it.
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.