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Youth Engagement and Empowerment is the Core Concern of Administration: DC Baramulla

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Eradication of Drug Menace is a Coordinated Effort, Every Stakeholder Should Play its Part: SSP Baramulla*

Baramulla, March 16: Continuing its efforts to eradicate the menace of drug abuse and to educate the youth about its ill consequences, Department of Information and Public Relations Baramulla in collaboration with Police Drug De-addiction Center Baramulla and National Service Scheme(NSS) Government Degree College Baramulla today organized a day long seminar on ‘Drug Abuse’ in which a huge number of students, civil society members, religious heads among other prominent stakeholders showed their participation.

Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Bhupinder Kumar presided over the seminar as the chief guest where as SSP Baramulla Rayees Mohammad participated as the guest of honour.

A series of lectures were delivered by the resource persons apart from college students who highlighted several aspects associated with drug addiction and the required remedial measures that needs to be taken to prevent our youth from this hazard.

The chief guest, in his address complimented the organizers as well as the participants participants and highlighted the need to protect our young generation from the menace. He said that drug abuse poses a serious challenge to our society and urged upon different sections of the society to act vibrantly against. He assured that every possible initiative from the district administration, shall be taken to nip this menace in the bud.

Enlisting various initiatives that are being taken towards youth engagement and empowerment, DC said that young generation is more vulnerable and the need is to target this section through their constructive engagement towards productive pursuits.

Highlighting the role of teachers, Bhupinder Kumar said that a teacher has a major role to play in this regard as he acts as a friend, philosopher and guide for a student. Meanwhile, he stressed upon the parents to closely monitor their children whether they are indulged into fallacious activities inflicted upon them through different mediums including mobile phones, internet etc. He also urged upon them to let their wards to choose different career avenues as it helps them to channelize their potential in a positive way.

SSP Baramulla, during his address signified the main aim of the seminar and said that lack of parental care and affection is the main cause that thrusts our youth towards drug addiction. He highlighted the role of parents and said that mother has a greater say in social development of a child as she acts as the first teacher and guide. He also reiterated the role of police department and said that stringent actions shall be taken against drug peddlers. He further that eradication of drug abuse is a coordinated activity for which every stakeholdern has to play its part.

Meanwhile, a short movie title “Ujdha Chamman” was screened by Police drug de-addiction centre Baramulla which evoked quite applause from the audience.

At the conclusion, commendation certificates were distributed among the best speakers.

District Information Officer Baramulla Jahangeer Akhoon, presented the vote of thanks.

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