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'Crucial need to save the young generation from drug abuse'

  • Published at 11:46 pm June 26th, 2019
International Day against Drug Abuse, and Illicit Trafficking- 2019
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The district DNC chalked out programs like a colourful rally, discussions, anti-drug essay, and drawing competitions for students, projecting harmful impacts of drug abuse on juveniles and youths, rendering folk songs, and a prize giving ceremony

Prevention of drug abuse, and its illicit trafficking, has become a crucial need of the present time, in order to check social erosion, and for ensuring a brighter future for the younger generation by saving them from ruins.

Officials expressed their views on Wednesday, at a post-rally discussion organized by district Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) at Town Hall auditorium in Rangpur, in observance of the International Day against Drug Abuse, and Illicit Trafficking- 2019.

The district DNC chalked out programs like a colourful rally, discussions, anti-drug essay, and drawing competitions for students, projecting harmful impacts of drug abuse on juveniles and youths, rendering folk songs, and a prize giving ceremony.

Government officials, members of law enforcement organisations, students, teachers, anti-drug campaigners, and civil society members participated in the rally that paraded the city streets starting from the Deputy Commissioner’s Office, reports BSS.

Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam attended the discussion as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan in the chair. Deputy Inspector General of Rangpur Range Police, Devdas Bhattacharya, Rangpur Metropolitan Police Commissioner Abdul Alim Mahmud, District Council Chairman Advocate Chhafia Khanom, Police Super Mizanur Rahman, Acting President of district Awami League Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed, and its city unit President Shafiur Rahman Shafi also spoke on the occasion as special guests.

Deputy Director of the district DNC, Masud Hossain discussed the negative impacts of illicit drug trafficking, drug abuse, addiction, and steps taken by the present government to curb drug abuse following its zero tolerance policy to save young generations.

The speakers expressed concerns over drug addiction, and laid emphasis on making young generations aware of the suicidal impacts of drug abuse, and its illegal trafficking, because it prevents those who are addicted from building a meritorious, healthier, and prosperous nation.

The chief guest called for mobilising all social forces to create public awareness for the mass for preventing the formidable threat of drugs so as to ensure normal, and healthier growth of young generations, and allow their talents to flourish.

Later, he distributed prizes among winners of different anti-drug competitions, and various organisations for their laudable contribution in preventing drug abuse, and its illicit trafficking.

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