International Day against Drug abuse: IRP-11th Battalion hosts awareness camp

Srinagar: An awareness camp was today organised at IRP-11th Battalion Headquarters in DPL Anantnag to mark International Day against Drug Abuse & illicit trafficking,.
The awareness camp was organised in conjunction with the resource persons from drug de addiction centre DPL Anantnag.
All the officers & officials of the unit including officers from district police Anantnag participated in the camp with special emphasis on observing social distancing norms and other COVID-19 protocols.
The camp started with the officials of the battalion highlighting the importance of the day as well as the permeation of this menace & the inroads it has made in the society at large, especially focusing on the negative impact for the youth who have become addicted.
The resource persons namely Ms Mudasir Aziz & Mr Kounsar Wani highlighted the magnitude of this problem, the reasons for people for taking to drugs & the breaking down of the checks & balances prevalent in the society.
They also made the participants aware about the various aspects of this issue & the importance of government & non governmental agencies especially the police in controlling the spread of this menace. They also stressed on the involvement of the society as a whole, so as to mitigate the adverse affects of drugs.
Sandeep Mehta, CO IRP 11th BN, also highlighted the importance of the day & the need to educate people about the ill effects of drug addiction on the society as a whole & the measures that can be taken to stop its spread. He stressed on involvement of various stakeholders so as to have a holistic campaign on multiple fronts for curbing this menace.
All the officers & officials of the battalion took a pledge to take this message across, to inform & educate people about the impact of this menace on the society; especially the youth & to take proactive steps to stop its spread across the length & breadth of the J&K.

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