DC Rajouri inaugurates Basketball, chess tournament under Nasha Mukt Bharat

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RAJOURI : Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal today vouched for promotion of the sports activities to channelise the energy of youth towards positive directions and to spread awareness against drug abuse.

He was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of Chess and Basketball tournament organised by the Department of Youth services and Sports and Department of Social Welfare Rajouri, here at sports stadium under the aegis of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan.

“The sports tournaments are a powerful medium for spreading awareness about the ill-effects of drugs and creating a drug-free society,” he remarked while calling upon youth to play an active role in spearheading the awareness campaign against drug abuse. He said that Basketball is a game of stamina and only a physically fit person can play it well.

While interacting with the players, the DC informed that district administration is organising a number of awareness activities in connection with the Drug menace.

He also highlighted that there was an urgent need to work collectively on all fronts for eradication of drug menace from society.

“In this fight against drug menace every stakeholder has to play their role, but the major onus lies on our youth, who are our target group” he added.

The Deputy Commissioner advised the participants to play the game with full spirit and pass on the objective of organising this tournament.

Among the others, District Social Welfare Officer Rajouri, Wakeel Ahmed Bhat; District Youth Services and sports Officer Sunil Samyal and other officers of Sports department Rajouri were present.

 

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