Srinagar : In view of growing menace of drugs and to spread awareness among the general public about ill effects of drug menace, Police in Awantiporaon Friday organized drug awareness program cum rally in the area.
According to a statement issued from the Zonal Police Headquarters here, the awareness programme was held at Government Boys Higher Secondary School Tral. The programme was attended by students of different age groups, members of different youth clubs, traders, shopkeepers, drivers and other respectable of the area.
On this occasion, the ADC Tral presided over the programme as the chief guest. SDPO Tral and officers of excise department were also present on the occasion.
In his address, the ADC Tral complimented the participants and highlighted the need to protect our young generation from the menace. He said that drug abuse poses a serious challenge to our society and urged upon different sections of the society to act vibrantly against this menace. He also stressed upon the parents to closely monitor their children and urged them to help their wards in choosing different career avenues through which they channelize their potential and energy in a positive way. Speaking on the occasion, the SDPO Tral, appealed the participants to inform police about any illicit drugs trade or illicit crop cultivation so that appropriate legal action will be taken against the culprits.
Meanwhile, an awareness rally against drug abuse and illicit trafficking was organized by Police Station Awantipora which commenced from PS Awantipora and culminated near NambalAwantipora. The rally was attended by Medical Staff, Teachers, students of different schools, respectable citizens of Awantipora and Police/civil officers.