By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 26: The Intertiol Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (IDDAIT) was observed by the Assam Social Welfare Department at NEDFI House here today.
Delivering his keynote address on the occasion, Principal Secretary Hemanta Kumar rzary said that young people should be made aware of the consequences of drug abuse. He added that illegal trafficking of drugs should be checked and also lauded the various NGOs, who have taken significant steps to combat the mece of drugs.
The welcome address was given by Social Welfare Additiol Director Dipak Choudhury. The meeting was attended by Secretary M Baruah, ASCPCR Member Secretary Lee Das, police officials, departmental officers, doctors, students, NGOs, and others.
NDRF observes day: First Battalion of the tiol Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed at Patgaon Guwahati organized campaign at different team/company locations – Patgaon, Mirza, Changsari (Kamrup), Agartala (Tripura), Lungverh, Aizawl (Mizoram), Silchar (Cachar) & IWT Base Uzan Bazaar in Guwahati against the use of drugs.
The NDRF battalion decided to make massive public awareness and to ensure participation of the local community on the “Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking” movement while conducting familiarization exercise (Famex), mock exercise and community awareness programme.
Meanwhile, State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma conveyed his message to the people of Assam on the Intertiol Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. In his message, he said that the United tions (UN) Intertiol Day against Drug abuse and illicit Trafficking falls on June 26 each year to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society. It should be an endeavour to ensure that the youth of Assam do not fall prey to these deadly drugs. All efforts should be made to make them aware of the catastrophic consequences of drug abuse. He added that this requires concerted efforts from Home, Excise, Social Welfare, Education and Health and Family Welfare Departments, and a common action plan. He wished them all the best, and invited the youth of Assam to be a part of the massive drive to eradicate drug abuse.