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SRINAGAR: With a theme AZADI FROM DRUGS, Baramulla police in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra(NYK), Education Department and Youth Services and Sports department organised an Anti-Drug rally in Baramulla Town. The rally which was attended by huge number of students, volunteers and prominent citizens of the town was flagged off by  Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Shri Nasir Ahmad Naqash from DC office Baramulla. The hugely attended rally passed through various roads and streets of new and old town Baramulla and culminated near Karriapa Park. Later on a seminar on Drug Abuse was held at Dak Bungalow Baramulla.

 

Addressing the rally, SSP Baramulla Shri Imtiyaz Hussain urged the participants to pledge to work wholeheartedly against the menace of drug addiction. He stressed the need to spread the message far and wide to save the new generation from getting perished through menace of drug addiction. He said that whole nation has been celebrating 72nd Independence Day and it’s time we launch a movement against drugs. He further said that people have to be aware that the drugs in the shape of Heroine and Brown sugar smuggled from across the border are being alarmingly used by new generation of Kashmir and it needs our immediate attention. Though police is putting up lot of efforts to stop the supply of these drugs and many drug traffickers have been booked under Law but public awareness about this new menace is of paramount importance. On this occasion, general public of Baramulla were requested to utilise the services of Police Drug De-addiction Centre Baramulla to treat their wards in order to get them rid off drug abuse.

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SRINAGAR: The NSS wing of Abdul Ahad Azad Memorial Degree College Bemina Srinagar organized One Day Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with the Department of Haematology SMHS Hospital Srinagar.  The camp was inaugurated by Principal Prof Mushtaq Ahmad Lone. Faculty members of the college, students and NSS volunteers participated in the event by donating blood. In total 51 blood units were donated.

The camp was organized under the supervision Dr Ulfata Gul and NSS officers of the college Dr Shabeena Parveen, Dr Salfie Muzaffar and Prof Ovais Ahmad. The NSS wing thanked officials of Department of Haematology SMHS Hospital Srinagar, students, college administration and all faculty members of the college, who made the programme a grand success.

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GANDERBAL: The District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr Piyush Singla, encouraged the students to make success, not drugs, their addiction. He made these remarks in a one day inter institutional seminar on “How Drug abuse is the most threatening issue for all of us” organized by Government Degree College (GDC), Ganderbal here today. Prof Asma Arshi, Assistant Professor, GDC, Ganderbal formally welcomed the audience. The seminar was presided over by the Principal of the college.

Lauding the initiative of college for organizing seminar on such social evil, Dr  Singla urged the students to live healthy, take part in sports and other hobbies and fall prey to drug addiction. The Principal in his inaugural address deliberated upon the importance of awareness vis-a-vis Drug abuse and the possible remedies available. Prof Naureen Naseer, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, GDC, Ganderbal gave a detailed presentation on Drug Abuse and its treatment. Prof Mudassir Roshan, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, gave a power point presentation on “Search for drug de-addiction in nature”.

Thirteen students from different institutions presented their papers highlighting different aspects of drug addiction and how it cripples our society. The speakers in unison underlined the role of parents, elders, teachers and religious scholars and administration in achieving the objective of a drug free society.

Later DDC distributed prizes among the meritorious students in the seminar. Nighat Athar from GDC, Ganderbal, Rameez from GDC, Pattan and Areeba from Qamaria Higher Secondary school bagged Ist, 2nd and 3rd positions respectively. Consolation prize was given to Shazia Mir, GDC, Bandipora. The vote of thanks was presented by Dr Falak Feroz. The proceedings of the seminar were conducted by two students of the college, Abid Nabi and Momina Jan.