NCORD meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr Basharat Qayoom. Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner called for coordinated action against drugs.
He said that Police and Drug Control Officers are making efforts to ensure the supply of drugs and substances of abuse is restricted. He said that society, teachers, health professionals and PRIs need to ensure that through counselling young minds are made aware of the threat drugs pose to them and to the society as a whole.
He said that teens are most vulnerable and need special attention to keep them away from this menace and parents and teachers have best access to youth for counselling them.
He appreciated the efforts of the Health and Education department whereby training has been imparted to teachers to aid students who fall prey to drugs. He also appreciated the drug awareness camps being held in various parts of the district by NRLM.
SSP Anantnag called for an awareness campaign by means of installation of hoardings and other IEC material at conspicuous places to create awareness among the youth.
Drug Control Officer Anantnag said that 335 youth clubs formed in the Panchayats have been made aware about issues related to drug abuse and have been sensitised to report suspicious activities among their peers so that help can be given where needed.
The meeting was attended by SSP, ADC, Principal GDC, MS GMC Anantnag, PO ICDS, SDMs, CDPO HQ and representatives of NRLM among others.