Srinagar: As a part of anti drug drive week from 15th to 22th December 2020, Police organises drug de-addiction rally in Handwara and Seminar on drug abuse in Awantipora.
In a statement on Saturday police said that Police in Handwara under the supervision of SSP Handwara Dr G.V. Sundeep Chakravarthy organized a drug de-addiction rally in collaboration with several Schools of Handwara area. The rally, according to the statement, was started from Degree College Handwara to New Bus Stand passing through town Handwara.
Police in it’s statement further said that during the rally, students and police officials were carrying placards, banners having varied information about the causes and consequences of illegal use of drugs. “The rally was led by ASP HandwaraMashkoor Ahmad-JKPS besides DySP DAR Handwara and SHO PS Handwara participated in the rally”, the statement reads, adding that “among others, members from Municipal committee Handwara and respectable of Handwara town and its adjacent villages participated in the rally”.
Stating that during the road march, announcement via loudspeakers was also made to make aware the general public about the dangers posed by drug addiction to youth, police in it’s statement further said the leading officers appealed people to prove themselves the responsible citizens by cooperating police in sharing all information related to illegal use and trade of drugs. General public of the area, according to the police statement, applauded the role of Handwara Police for creating such rallies in the area and assured their cooperation in sharing all information related illegal use of drugs.
The Police in it’s statement also said that in Awantipora a seminar was organised on drug abuse at Govt Degree College Tral. The seminar, according to the above referred police statement, was attended by SDPO Tral and SHO Tral besides Principal of Govt Degree College Tral and Medical Officer from Sub District Hospital Tral. “Drug Inspector and Chairman Civil Society Tral were present on the occasion” the statement said.
“The aim of organizing the event was to create awareness among the youth and general public about the menace of drugs, the dreadful effects of drugs and the steps to be taken to eradicate this menace from the society”, reads the statement.
While speaking on the event, SDPO Tral, according to the statement, described the drug menace as an epidemic which is spoiling the future of the Nation as a termite and sought the help of the youth to create awareness among all. “The students were briefed about the early symptoms of drug abuse which parents should keep watch of so that they can maintain check at home”, the police statement reads, adding that “the programme was conducted in a very cordial environment followed by an interactive session in which some students also spoke about the ill effects of drug abuse”. In the end of seminar, anti drug abuse rally was, according to the police statement, organised from Main Market Tral to Abghar Tral.