FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, June 26: The BSF celebrated the Intertiol Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determition to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an intertiol society free of drug abuse.
The BSF organized a huge rally consisting of BSF personnel and students of BSF Senior Secondary School Umpling.
The rally was flagged off from the frontier headquarters to spread awareness among the people of Shillong against the drug abuse and its illicit trafficking. The Students in huge number participated in this campaign with banners and hoardings. BSF Senior Secondary School students also performed street plays against the drug abuse and illicit trafficking to spread the awareness. Astonishing lectures were also delivered by BSF expert doctors Dr. Ashish Majumdar and Dr. Wilson Kasum Hung. They also clarified the doubts of the students and jawans in order to fight the mece. An essay competition was also organized in which ASI (RM) Sudir Singh, Constable Ziaul Haque and Constable Niten Bardewa won the prizes. Similarly several programs were also organized along the border at BOPs and other BSF headquarters in Meghalaya state.
Addressing a gathering on the occasion at Umpling, Inspector General Pawan Kumar Dubey said that drug trafficking, once viewed largely as a social and crimil problem, has transformed in recent years into a major threat to the health and security of people and region. This year’s ‘Intertiol Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’ is an opportunity to highlight the importance of addressing these twin threats through the rule of law and the provision of health services. Substance abuse and the illicit trafficking of drugs is an evil in our society and disorientation among a majority of the youth. He advised the troops of BSF to stay away from addiction to drugs and help others to fight against drug abuse. “We all should try to stop essence and bad evil in the force and have to take out bad nuisance as it may lead to peril of life and family,” he said.