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KOKRAJHAR, June 27 - Along with the rest of the country, International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking was observed here with a day-long programme.

The programme was centrally organised by the Kokrajhar district administration at the Kokrajhar Basic Training Centre.

In order to create awareness against the use of drugs and illicit trafficking, the Kokrajhar district administration took out an awareness rally yesterday morning throughout the town. The rally was flagged off by Bhaskar Das, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar and was enthusiastically participated in by hundreds of college and school-going students of Kokrajhar town along with several other socially-conscious local people.

The students and other participants displayed placards and banners and raised slogans against the ill effects of drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The rally passed through the main thoroughfares of Kokrajhar town.

Following the rally, an awareness meeting was also held at the Kokrajhar Basic Training Centre, which was addressed, among others, by ADC Bhaskar Das, Bishnue Narzary, Chairman of Kokrajhar Municipal Board, Dr Bimal Medhi of RNB Civil Hospital, and K Wary, general secretary of ABSU. A number of resource persons also attended the programme.

Almost all the speakers called for strict action against drug sellers, who lure the gullible youngsters and children into this harmful habit. They also appealed to the civil society and the guardians to come forward and help to eradicate this social menace.

The day was also observed at the 7th APBn headquarter at Charaikhola in Kokrajhar district. In this connection a meeting and seminar were held. The Commandant of 7th APBn Mon Mohan Boro and Dr RC Debnath, among others, attended the programme and spoke on the topic.

It may be mentioned that in 1987, the UN General Assembly resolved to observe June 26 as International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

In Kalaigaon: People of several remote villages of Bhergaon in Udalguri district took an oath to fight drug abuse and illicit trafficking on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

A function in this connection was organised by Bhergaon civil administration in association with ROSS and Golden Society NGOs of Tangla.The programme was held at the Gopsachuba High School in the midst of picturesque natural surrounding.

An awareness rally against drug abuse and illicit trafficking was inaugurated by DN Hazarika, ADC of Udalguri-cum-incharge SDO (C) of Bhergaon sub-division, at 9 am. Several hundred students, teachers, villagers and officials participated in the awareness rally which walked through several villages with the participants holding placards and banners saying �No to Drugs� followed by an awareness meeting at 11 am.

A meeting was held at the hall of Gopsachuba High School premises which was presided over by Dibyajyoti Dutta, Headmaster of the high school. Addressing the awareness meet as the chief guest, DN Hazarika spoke on the need of creating awareness against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the remote villages bordering the India-Bhutan border area,which are badly hit by several social menaces like drug abuse and illicit trafficking,besides witch hunting,illegal trafficking of women, girls, children and even school dropouts.

He also mentioned about the negative role played by the extremist organisations. Jayanta Das, District Coordinator of Aryabhatta Science Centre of Udalguri had an interactive session with the students present as the appointed speaker. He informed the gathering as to how and why children, mostly school dropouts fall victim to drugs and illicit trafficking.

He requested all not to be persuaded by agents of drugs and human trafficking in the district.

The awareness meet was also addressed by Dhirendra Nath Kalita, Officer-in-Charge,Tangla Police Station, Ashim Roy, president and Likhon Das, secretary of Tangla Nagarik Samiti, senior journalist Ganesh Deka, Dr Basanta Kumar Daimari, SDMO of Bhergaon, Lalit Boro, president of NGO ROSS, etc.

The meeting feted Samaru Boro, a student of Gopsachuba HS, who attended the NCSC national session in Maharashtra last year as a child scientist from Assam. School teacher Udangshu Brahma was also felicitated for her role as a guide teacher. Before the meet concluded, all the people present took an oath to continue their lifelong fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the district.

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International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking observed

KOKRAJHAR, June 27 - Along with the rest of the country, International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking was observed here with a day-long programme.

The programme was centrally organised by the Kokrajhar district administration at the Kokrajhar Basic Training Centre.

In order to create awareness against the use of drugs and illicit trafficking, the Kokrajhar district administration took out an awareness rally yesterday morning throughout the town. The rally was flagged off by Bhaskar Das, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Kokrajhar and was enthusiastically participated in by hundreds of college and school-going students of Kokrajhar town along with several other socially-conscious local people.

The students and other participants displayed placards and banners and raised slogans against the ill effects of drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The rally passed through the main thoroughfares of Kokrajhar town.

Following the rally, an awareness meeting was also held at the Kokrajhar Basic Training Centre, which was addressed, among others, by ADC Bhaskar Das, Bishnue Narzary, Chairman of Kokrajhar Municipal Board, Dr Bimal Medhi of RNB Civil Hospital, and K Wary, general secretary of ABSU. A number of resource persons also attended the programme.

Almost all the speakers called for strict action against drug sellers, who lure the gullible youngsters and children into this harmful habit. They also appealed to the civil society and the guardians to come forward and help to eradicate this social menace.

The day was also observed at the 7th APBn headquarter at Charaikhola in Kokrajhar district. In this connection a meeting and seminar were held. The Commandant of 7th APBn Mon Mohan Boro and Dr RC Debnath, among others, attended the programme and spoke on the topic.

It may be mentioned that in 1987, the UN General Assembly resolved to observe June 26 as International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.

In Kalaigaon: People of several remote villages of Bhergaon in Udalguri district took an oath to fight drug abuse and illicit trafficking on the occasion of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

A function in this connection was organised by Bhergaon civil administration in association with ROSS and Golden Society NGOs of Tangla.The programme was held at the Gopsachuba High School in the midst of picturesque natural surrounding.

An awareness rally against drug abuse and illicit trafficking was inaugurated by DN Hazarika, ADC of Udalguri-cum-incharge SDO (C) of Bhergaon sub-division, at 9 am. Several hundred students, teachers, villagers and officials participated in the awareness rally which walked through several villages with the participants holding placards and banners saying �No to Drugs� followed by an awareness meeting at 11 am.

A meeting was held at the hall of Gopsachuba High School premises which was presided over by Dibyajyoti Dutta, Headmaster of the high school. Addressing the awareness meet as the chief guest, DN Hazarika spoke on the need of creating awareness against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the remote villages bordering the India-Bhutan border area,which are badly hit by several social menaces like drug abuse and illicit trafficking,besides witch hunting,illegal trafficking of women, girls, children and even school dropouts.

He also mentioned about the negative role played by the extremist organisations. Jayanta Das, District Coordinator of Aryabhatta Science Centre of Udalguri had an interactive session with the students present as the appointed speaker. He informed the gathering as to how and why children, mostly school dropouts fall victim to drugs and illicit trafficking.

He requested all not to be persuaded by agents of drugs and human trafficking in the district.

The awareness meet was also addressed by Dhirendra Nath Kalita, Officer-in-Charge,Tangla Police Station, Ashim Roy, president and Likhon Das, secretary of Tangla Nagarik Samiti, senior journalist Ganesh Deka, Dr Basanta Kumar Daimari, SDMO of Bhergaon, Lalit Boro, president of NGO ROSS, etc.

The meeting feted Samaru Boro, a student of Gopsachuba HS, who attended the NCSC national session in Maharashtra last year as a child scientist from Assam. School teacher Udangshu Brahma was also felicitated for her role as a guide teacher. Before the meet concluded, all the people present took an oath to continue their lifelong fight against drug abuse and illicit trafficking in the district.