Good Governance Week: Awareness programme regarding drug de-addiction held at B’pora

Good Governance Week: Awareness programme regarding drug de-addiction held at B’pora

BANDIPORA, DECEMBER 24: Under the ‘Good Governance Week’ celebrations, the District Social Welfare Office Bandipora, ICDS and Mahila Shakti Kendra today organized a daylong awareness campaign about drug De-addiction at the Mini Secretariat, here.

The programme was attended by supervisors, helpers and officers from various departments.

While inaugurating the session, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Zahoor Ahmad Mir pressed on the dire need of awareness among masses about the growing menace. He said the need of an hour is to be careful with our own children and spread the message learnt here to the community to save the next generation from drowning.

He said the ‘Good Governance week’ will help in highlighting citizen centric governance and improving service delivery. He said the weeklong celebrations provide us an opportunity to discuss public issues and redress public grievances besides improving service delivery mechanisms so that people are benefited at grass root level.

Mir stressed on officers to organize special camps/events at Tehsil Headquarters/Panchayat levels to sensitize people about different Government welfare schemes besides uploading and sharing the progress and achievements.

The District Social Welfare Officer Ubaid-ul-Khazir laid down emphasis on the community's role in identifying and addressing the growing menace of drug abuse in the region.

Speaking on the occasion experts emphasized on tapping the youth who are the forerunners of future generations. Dr Fazle Rub Bhat, psychiatrist from NIMHANS said that these substances are readily available and there are socio-psycho factors pushing kids to experiment with drugs these days.

“There are so many researches done by the psychiatric hospital that indicate that young students are the major proportion of drug addicts and this needs to be stopped by Governmental and nongovernmental efforts to save the future,” he added

The women Welfare Officer, Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) Bandipora expressed her concern about the continuous process of denial in the people about the alarming number of adolescents involved in drug addiction.