Youth must abstain from drugs and work hard for their goals- Dr Sehrish
Baramulla: September 20 :
In continuation to organizing awareness programmes on drug abuse under ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan’ in the district, an awareness programme was today organized by Block Medical Officer Pattan in collaboration with GDC Pattan and District administration Baramulla in Government Degree College Pattan wherein different activities were carried out to make people aware with regard to Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan.
On the occasion Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar was the chief guest.
President MC Pattan Pritpal Singh, Sub Divisional Magistrate Pattan Syed Faheem Bihaqi , Block Medical Officer Pattan Dr Mastoora, DIO Baramulla, Principal GDC Pattan Dr Tariq Ashai, Tehsildar Pattan and other Officers were also present in the programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner said that various programmes have been organized under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan in a month long calendar of activities in which various stake holders including youth of Baramulla and students of different schools have been involved to make district Baramulla drug free.
Dr Sehrish emphasized that success is a continuous process and one must not be afraid of failures. She said that youth are the significant part of the society and they should play to their strengths to accomplish any goal.
Emphasizing need of these programmes, Dr Sehrish further said that awareness programmes and seminars that highlight drug abuse are of immense importance.
She further said that District administration Baramulla has created 24*7 Helplines for counselling of youth of the district.
Addressing the students, the DC said that adolescents are very vulnerable to falling prey to drug addiction. She asserted that teachers and parents must be cautious and maintain vigil on their children’s activities.
She further said that early intervention is critical in preventing the youth from becoming addicts adding that with firm determination of students and joint efforts by all stakeholders, this menace can be eradicated from the society.
Several other speakers shared their views regarding the harmful effects of drugs and highlighted that it one’s moral obligation as well his/ her duty to the society to help end this menace from the society.
Meanwhile, a pledge taking ceremony was also organized on the occasion to affirm that the menace of drug abuse will be eradicated.
During the programme various cultural activities were organized to spread the message of NASHA MUKT BHARAT ABHIYAN.