THATHRI, JAN30: In order to curb the menace of drugs from society and to draw specific focus on the issue of drug abuse especially in youth, Doda Police organized an awareness programme on drug abuse here today.
About 100 youth and students of Thathri town and its adjoining areas participated in this awareness campaign.
Addl.SP Bhadarwah Rajinder Singh, SDM Thathri Mohd Anwar Bandey,BMO Thathri Dr Sat Lal Manhas,Inspector Sunil Sharma SHO P/S Thathri, drugs counsellor, Baljeet Singh and prominent citizens of thathri were present on the occasion. During programme Drug counsellor, Baljeet Singh from Police Deptt, Tehsildar, SDM Thathri and Addl SP Bhaderwah also addressed the participants about drug addiction and its effects on health as well as on society. They also urged upon the participants to co-operate and strengthen the hands of Police for curbing this menace. Drug addiction is a disease and must be treated like we treat other diseases. “We are playing our role but we need collective efforts from Parents, Teachers, Social organisations, NGOs, Religious organisations and society at large,” they said. During programme Brochure containing pictures and information about Drug abuse were distributed among the participants. At the end of programme participants thanked Doda Police for organising such programme. Later on Addl SP Bhadarwah interacted with the students of various schools of the area and distributed some general knowledge quality books among 40 meritorious and needy students of the area. This is being done by Doda Police on the initiative of Sh. Basant Rath IPS DIG Doda-Kishtwar-Ramban Range in order to aid and encourage the needy students.