शनिवार, 27 जून 2015
Narcotics Control Bureau, the national nodal agency for drug law enforcement, held a seminarin collaboration with Uttarakhand State AIDS Control Society (USAICS) at the World Integrity Center (WIC), Dehradun on the occasion of 26th June-International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, to spread awareness against drug-abuse amongst the society.
The program was graced by eminent panelists from different walks of life which included the District Magistrate ShriRavinath Raman, SSP Dehradun ShriPushpakJyoti, Superintendent of NCB Dehradun Shri Ravi Rana, Dr. RajendraPandey (Addl. Project Director, USAICS), Shri Sanjay Gangwar (Counselor, NavinKiran Drug Counselling& Rehabilitation Center) and Shri Jay Singh Rawat (Senior Journalist and Author ). The audience comprised around 200 people from various walks of life, who had gathered to contemplate on the global concern of increasing drug abuse in the society.
Shri Ravi Kumar Rana, Superintendent, NCB set the agenda for the seminar by highlighting the various issues pertaining to drug abuse in the modern society- nature and scope of the problem, the trends and patterns, vulnerable youth, increasing problem in schools and colleges, role of parents and society. This was followed by the District Magistrate who provided insights on how the civil society and law enforcement can mitigate their different perceptions and procedures to work for a common goal of eradicating drug abuse from the society. The SSP shared some facts and figures on the problem of drug trafficking in the region, and highlighted the efforts of the Police in tackling the menace. The USAICS representative deliberated on the links between drug abuse and HIV. The Drug Rehabilitation expert pointed out the significance of family ties and the active role which parents and society can play to counter drug abuse. Senior journalist Jay Singh Rawat expressed his views on how the media can play the role of a vigilante in overcoming the dangers posed by drugs.
NARCOTICS CONTROL BUREAU,
Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs,
Dehradun Sub Zonal Unit