Awareness camp on hazards of drug abuse held at GHSS Salmerhi


UDHAMPUR : Social Welfare Department Udhampur today organized an awareness programme on the hazards of drug abuse here at Government Higher Secondary school Salmerhi Panchayat Siyal Jattan.

Block Development Council Chairman, Udhampur Balwan Singh was the chief guest, while local Sarpanch of the Panchayat, Ashok Kumar was the guest of Honor on the occasion.

Staff members and a large number of students participated in the awareness camp and they were educated about the harmful effects of drugs in society.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest enumerated the harmful effects of Drugs. He appreciated the role of the Social Welfare department in organising such types of awareness programmes. He urged the department to organize more such programmes in the near future also.

Earlier, District Social Welfare Officer Nawaz Sharief highlighted various welfare schemes being implemented by the department namely State Marriage Assistance Scheme, Integrated Social Security Scheme, National Social assistance Programme and scholarship schemes.

Later, the chief guest also handed over a wheelchair to a handicapped person.