Downtown Coordination Committee meets to curb social evils

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SRINAGAR: Downtown Coordination Committee (DCC) held a meeting on Monday at Gojwara here in which prominent citizens, heads of institutions, doctors, writers, religious scholars, traders and members from the business fraternity, students and social organisations participated.
A statement issued here said Imtiyaz Rashid Cheste welcomed the participants and presented the agenda. In his inaugural speech, he discussed in detail the situations arising out of social evils in the society and sought views and remedial measures from the participants.
The organisations who participated in the meeting include Elfa international, Help foundation, Red Cross, KTMF, Save Dal Lake, Downtown Welfare Committee, and Wanchoo Memorial Foundation, the statement said, adding that the meeting was presided over by Mushtaq A Daril.
Other participants included Tariq Ahmad (Dalal Mohalla), Imran Ahmad, Dr Amit Wanchu, Ghulam Hassan Shah (Dalal Mohalla), Mushtaq Ahmad (Nowhatta), Khursheed Ahmad Wani (Sheesh Bagh, Hawal), Khursheed Ahmad (Nowhatta), Nazir Ahmad (Imam Masjid Noor), Mohammad Umer Bhat (HMT), Tariq Ahmad Dhar (Hawal), Fayaz Ahmad Shah (Nishat), Raja Fida Hussain, Shafi Naqeeb (Nowgam), Bashir Ahmad (Kungposh), Umer Firdous (Urdu Bazar, Fateh Kadal), Abid Ali Bhat (Gojwara) and Mehran Ahmad.
“The participants discussed the prevailing situation in the society related to increasing drug addiction among youth, the plight of artisans, dowry system, drug menace, family disturbances/conflicts and other related issues,” the statement said. “Our shared set of moral values seems to have lost and our moral compass is pointing in strange directions, hence need our attention towards resolution of such problems and ills in society.”
“The issues were discussed in detail and all the participants while putting their ideas, expressed their deep concern,” the statement said, adding, “A unanimous opinion emerged that every member of the society has to share his responsibility towards the reformation of the society.”
The participants also decided to invite experts for different fields and get more prominent persons and experts aligned to the DCC.