Drug abuse addiction awareness programme held in GDC Pampore

Pampore: Government Degree College Pampore organised a one day Awareness lecture about drug abuse/ addiction under the national action plan for drug demand Reduction on Tuesday.
One day awareness and Rehabilitation Program on Drug Abuse/ Addiction Under National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction Organised by Psychological Counselling Cell of the Degree College Pampore in Collaboration with District Social Welfare Office Pulwama at GDC Pampore, officials told Kashmir Reader.
The formal proceedings of the Program begin with College Tarana.
The moderator of the program Prof. Shah Lateef , while deliberating on the backdrop of the program, highlighted the importance of the National action plan for drug demand Reduction. He mentioned the historical background of drug menace in India and gave references of Golden triangle and Golden Crescent. Prof. Hilal Ahamd Bakshi presented the formal welcome address to all the dignitaries and students from South Kashmir colleges. He deliberated on the growing concern of drug abuse. The proceeding was continued by Abdul Bari Bhat Tehsial Social Welfare officer by his deliberations on the different dimensions of national Action Plan for drug demand Reduction. He highlighted the Islamic perspective on drug abuse and the guidelines to reduce the drug menace in the society. He further suggested for the intervention of intellectuals and students to campaign against the drug menace in the society. The programme was followed with a panel discussion between Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora
Zaffar Hasson Shawl, Abdul Bari Bhat TSWO Srinagar, Tehsildar Pampore Ishtiyaq Mohi-ud-Din, Prof. (Dr.) Yasir Rather Head Drug Deaddiction Centre SMHS GMC Srinagar and Dr. Iqbal Malik HOD Islamic Studies.
The panel discussed Law enforcing agencies in curbing drug menace, the common reason for drug menace and role of religious scholars and saints in rehabilitation of substance abusers. After the panel discussion a skit with the theme “Say No To Drugs and Yes to Life” was played by a group of students under the supervision of the cultural committee of the college.
The session was moved on by the proceeding of Dr. Yasir Rather. He highlighted in detail about the drug menace as psychoactive drugs which change the brain chemistry and the usual use of the drugs damages the brain circuit. He further highlighted the distortion of thinking behaviour from drug addiction. Dr. Rouf Mir Senior Resident IMHANS-K presented Substance Use: Early recognition and different indicators of drug use and highlighted the behavioural indicators for instance mood swings, memory loss, agitation and other behavioural deficits. Aijaz Wathoori Folk lore expert and Zubair student presented the Ladishsh on drug addiction. Sakeena Nisar Student highlighted the drug abuse and the contemporary challenges with the role of students for drug reduction.
A felicitation ceremony was also conducted where all the guests were awarded with the participation certificates. In the end of the program Prof. Aaliya Bashir HOD English presented the vote of thanks to all the worthy guests, audience and students of the college. Dr. Iqbal Malik and Dr. Sami Ullah were the receptionists and Dr. Shabir Hussain lone reported all the proceedings of the day.
“I am thankful to Government Degree College Pampore Principal and GDC management to organise one day awareness programme on drug menace, a number of experts were invited and we talked to students whose minds are fresh,” Additional Deputy Commissioner Awantipora Zaffar Husson Shawl told Kashmir Reader, adding that teenagers have a great tendency to get attracted towards the menace drug addiction.
“It is most important to talk to them, they were told how they can keep themselves away from the menace and how they can help the administration in fighting it,” he said.
He added that they talked about the role teachers and society in this fight.
He said if we strive at the grass roots level involving youth soon the valley will be drug free.


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