District Admin Sgr observes Int’l Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
DC Srinagar highlights Achievements under Mission Waapsi
SRINAGAR: To mark the International day against drug abuse & illicit trafficking, the District Administration Srinagar on the directions of the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Mohammad Aijaz Asad organised several Programmes, Rallies and Drawing/Painting Competitions here on Sunday.
The major event was presided over by the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and was organised in collaboration with District Youth Services & Sports Department during which a Rally was taken out to aware the general public about the harmful and ill-effects of the Drug menace.
The Rally was carried out under the supervision of DYSS Officer, Balbir Singh which started from Youth Hostel Srinagar and after passing through Wazir Bagh, L.D Chowk, Lal Mandi, Presentation Convent Chowk, Jehlum Bund Road and Zero Bridge successfully culminated at Emporium Gardens Srinagar.
The participants including School students and officers/officials of DYSSO carried banners and play cards and raised slogans against the menace of drugs.
At Emporium Gardens a painting/drawing competition was held on the relevant theme.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad highlighted the need of mass awareness programs and contribution of Society at large in curbing the menace of substance/drug abuse. He further said that District Administration Srinagar has already launched an initiative “Mission Waapsi” in order to bring back and support the victims so that they can live a normal life again.
The DC also advised the young participants to work actively in their respective schools & Wards to help track the peddlers who are responsible for the growing numbers of drug addicts and substance abuse.
The DC also lauded the efforts of Youth Services & Sports Department, Education Department and Social welfare Department for conducting programmes of huge social importance.