Handwara 11 November (KNB):On the directions of Superintendent of Police, Dr G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy (IPS), Handwara Police held a day-long Debate Competition on Drug Abuse and it’s Remedies at Environment Hall Handwara.
The event was hosted by DySP DAR (Handwara) Shri Rakeeb Malik (JKPS), as the Doctors from District Hospital Handwara, ZEO Langate, Principal Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School Handwara, Teachers and Students from various Schools were also present at the event.
The aim of organizing the event was to create awareness among the populaces about the menace of drugs, the dreadful effect of drugs and the steps to be taken to eradicate this menace from the society.
While speaking on the event, DySP DAR Handwara said that the issue of drug abuse is a challenge before every State of the country. It is the duty of all stakeholders to join in creating awareness about the illegal use of drugs and the measures to be taken to prevent this menace.
He said that substance abuse has affected human rights in every aspect and the increasing drug users in Handwara, especially among the youth, posed a grave danger.
He further appreciated participants for cooperating with Handwara Police in organising this programme which he said, will prove to be useful in the long run.
Malik said that to eradicate the menace of drugs from the society, public cooperation is necessary and stressed upon the participants to share all such information related drug supply in the area so that police can act swiftly.
He further stressed that the steps to get rid of these social evils need to be taken from our homes and locality.
On the event, the Doctors from DH Handwara, ZEO Langate, Principal Govt. Higher Secondary School Handwara, teachers and students of various schools also spoke and highlighted the causes and consequences of drug abuse, remedial measure to be taken, the way to treat the drug addicts and the role of every single person of the society in eradicating social evils and also assured their possible support and cooperation for a peaceful and drug free environment.
Officials also distributed prizes among the participants as a token of appreciation and peace. (KNB)