The Kashmir Pulse hosts drug de-addiction programme in Pulwama

PULWAMA — In order to aware the general public of the ill-effects of drug addiction, a drug de-addiction seminar was held at Town Hall Pulwama on Saturday. The event was organized by Pulwama Police in collaboration with The Kashmir Pulse.

DySP Headquarters Pulwama, Showkat Rafiq Wani; SHO Police Station Pulwama, Basharat Ahmad; DAK President, Mohammad Yousuf Tak; retired KAS officer, Ghulam Hassan Talib; State Taxation Officer, Sarfaraz Ahmad; students of various educational institutions and various experts participated in the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, DySP Headquarters Pulwama delivered a detailed speech about the menace of drugs, sources, causes, consequences and the role of parents, civil society, teachers, Police, Health Department, and other stakeholders.

The Kashmir Pulse hosts drug de-addiction programme in Pulwama
[from left to right] DAK President, Mohammad Yousuf Tak; SHO Police Station Pulwama, Basharat Ahmad; DySP Headquarters Pulwama, Showkat Rafiq Wani and retired KAS officer, Ghulam Hassan Talib during the event | Photo: Reshi Irshad

While speaking during the event, he said that the issue of drug abuse is a challenge before the country. “It is the duty of all stakeholders to join in creating awareness about the illegal use of drugs and urgent measures need to be taken to prevent this menace.”

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He appreciated the participants for being part of the event and said the seminar on drug de-addiction will prove to be useful in the long run. He also appealed to the participants to cooperate with the Police in identifying drug addicts in their localities so that they can be counselled in better ways.

Besides, various experts/doctors delivered special lectures on the topic and highlighted their experience in treating drug addicts. They gave detailed speeches about the causes and remedies to prevent the drug menace from society.

The Kashmir Pulse hosts drug de-addiction programme in Pulwama
A view of the audience during the programme | Photo: Reshi Irshad

Dr Yousuf Tak spoke at length about the ill effects of drug use and certain cases of extreme drug cases and methods to treat them. He asked the participants to be vigilant and act against the menace at their own level and not look only at police, doctors and NGOs to save them.

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On the other hand, Ghulam Hassan Talib said that the menace of drug abuse was seriously damaging the social fibre of our society and it was time to act tough against those people who make a living out of this menace. “Religious leaders have a duty to speak about this menace in their sermons and educate people to curb this serious issue of drug addiction.”

The members of civil society also spoke and highlighted the causes and consequences of drug abuse and assured their possible support and cooperation for a drug-addiction free environment.

It is pertinent to mention here that The Kashmir Pulse has been organizing various events focusing on social issues. Also, the news portal has come forward through its events to guide and promote young talent.

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