SRINAGAR – Field Outreach Bureau (FOB), Srinagar today organised a Mini Integrated Communication and Outreach Programme (ICOP) on drug de addiction, Atmanirbhar Bharat and Covid 19. The one day long programme, aimed at sensitising people especially the youth, was organised at Government S. P. Higher Secondary School, Srinagar.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Ashraf Sultan from Police Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre appreciated the participants and FOB in organising the programme on drug de-addiction which he said will prove to be useful in the long run and appealed the participants to co-operate with police in identifying drug addicts in their localities so that they can be counselled in better ways. “It is the duty of all stakeholders to join in creating awareness about the illegal use of drugs and the measures to be taken to prevent this menace,” he said.
Dr. Sajjad Rauf from CMO office Srinagar spoke on COVID-19 impact and precautions. He emphasised and explained the need to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour (CAB) and said that the virus has still not completely gone from our society and there is utmost need to follow necessary measures to stay safe.
Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Director Press Information Bureau (PIB) Srinagar, Ghulam Abbas stressed upon the importance of awareness programmes in dealing with the issue of drug abuse and urged upon the civil society, religious preachers, teachers and students to come forward to highlight the causes and consequences of drug abuse.
At the conclusion of the event, the winners of the essay writing, drawing and painting competitions held Monday were felicitated with prizes and certificates by Chief Education Officer Srinagar, Principal S.P. Higher Secondary School Srinagar and Deputy Director, PIB Srinagar.