Pulwama: Police organized a seminar on the theme ‘Drug addiction and why it is time to act’ in collaboration with The Kashmir Pulse at Iqra Islamia Educational Institute Litter Pulwama. A good number of school students along with teaching staff participated in the programme.
At the very outset, SHO PS Litter in his inaugural speech highlighted the role of school management in identification of substance abusers and their role in remedial measures thereof. Thrust was also given to the psychological and social aspects of addiction. He highlighted the role of parents and said that parents had a greater responsibility in social development of a child as they act as the first teacher and guide of their wards. He also spoke about preventive measures and the role of J&K Police in the prevention of drug addiction.
Sakeena Jabeen, one of the organizers threw light on the different aspects of drug abuse and its impacts on society as a whole. Besides, other staff highlighted the need for understanding psychological and legal aspects. They stressed the need to impart various life skills to the younger generation so that they easily navigate through the bad phases of life without falling into drug abuse. Detailed deliberations on various aspects of drug addiction and preventive measures especially in youth were also discussed.