GUWAHATI, June 28 - In order to curb drug abuse and illicit trafficking, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu today called for increased vigilance against the twin menace.
Dr Angamuthu was speaking at a seminar on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at the District Library here. The seminar was organized by the Social Welfare Department.
In his speech, the Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner, who attended the function as chief guest, said to effectively deal with drug abuse and illicit trafficking, parents and school teachers will have to play a big role. He further said there is a need to find a workable solution to stop the twin menace and ensure the full support of the district administration in this regard.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Indrani Baruah, SP (CID), who dwelt on the scenario of substance abuse and trafficking in the north-eastern region.
Dr Jayanta Das, consultant psychiatrist, gave a lecture on substance abuse among youths in the region.
Krishna Das, chairperson of Assam State Social Welfare Board, Guwahati, spoke about the role of NGOs in creating awareness on how to control and prevent drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
Rakesh Chandra Shukla, zonal director (north-east region) of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), also highlighted the Bureau�s role in demand reduction of substance abuse.
The welcome address was delivered by SS Meenakshi Sundaram, Director of Social Welfare. School students, members of different NGOs, anganwadi workers, officials of line and other departments and police personnel among others attended the seminar.