GUWAHATI, June 27 - Governor PB Acharya has conveyed his message to the people on International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, which was observed yesterday.
In his message, the Governor said that the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a day to contemplate on the evil impacts of drug abuse and illicit trafficking rampant in many parts of the globe including India, and to design ways and means to root out the evils of such menace from society once and for all.
�It is not only the responsibility of the government alone to counteract both drug abuse and drug trafficking. Society as a whole must be aware of the evil impacts of such malpractices and come forward in a concerted bid to frustrate and put an end to such menaces which are in the process of destroying the social fabric,� he said.
The Governor further said that on this day, �We must take the pledge to rededicate ourselves to our fight against drug abuse and drug trafficking so that we can foster a society free from drug abuse, drug-related crime and violence and contribute towards building a healthy, free and peaceful world.�
BSF programme: Meanwhile, the Border Security Force (BSF) headquarters of Guwahati, in collaboration with the zonal office of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Guwahati and St Claret School Borjhar, observed the International Day against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking at Patgaon in the city today.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr BJ Lalwani, DIG (Med), CH, CAPF Patgaon, in the presence of officers from BSF and NCB. Besides BSF personnel, their families and about 70 students of Class XII of St Claret School with three teachers-in-charge, also participated in the event.
During the programme, Suresh Kumar Singh of NCB gave a detailed presentation on drugs, their classification and identification, for the benefit of the audience. He also made the children aware about the ill-effects of the menace of drugs and appealed to them to keep themselves away from the destructive substance.
The audience, especially the children of St Claret School, took active part in the interactive programme and clarified several doubts regarding drugs and drug abuse.
The audience was also addressed by K Singh, DIG/PSO, BSF, Guwahati Frontier. He highlighted the ill-effects of drug abuse and urged the parents, teachers, students and BSF personnel to refrain from the use of any narcotic items.