SACPPE holds awareness event against drug abuse at Noorbagh

Other imams of nearby masjids who spoke on the occasion included Molvi Shahnawaz Ahmad, Molvi Aijaz-ul-Hassan Wani, Molvi Abu Baqar and Molvi Waseem.
Other imams of nearby masjids who spoke on the occasion included Molvi Shahnawaz Ahmad, Molvi Aijaz-ul-Hassan Wani, Molvi Abu Baqar and Molvi Waseem. Special arrangement

Srinagar: An awareness programme against the menace of drug-abuse was organised by South Asia Center for Peace and Peoples Empowerment (SACPPE), a non-profit organisation, in collaboration with Samaji Welfare Society, Pamposh Colony, Noorbagh here.

Despite chilly weather, the event was attended by nearby mohalla and masjid committee bodies and a large number of people, including youth, who pledged to fight against the menace of drugs.

Molvi Mohammad Arif, Imam-Khateeb Jamia Masjid Pamposh Colony stressed upon people that religion teaches us to fight against such menace. “If we have to save our future generations from this menace, we need to give moral as well as religious education to our children,” he said.

Other imams of nearby masjids who spoke on the occasion included Molvi Shahnawaz Ahmad, Molvi Aijaz-ul-Hassan Wani, Molvi Abu Baqar and Molvi Waseem.

“Religious leaders have an important role and we will always be at forefront to fight drug menace.” Samaji Welfare Society is an amalgam of various mohalla and masjid committees of Noorbagh area.

Dr Asima Hassan, general secretary of the SACPPE said the organisation plans to hold such events besides mental health camps across Kashmir in coming months.

“The biggest contribution towards society in present times will be to approach solutions rather than discussing problems. The society at large is in deep crisis and we need to come up with solutions,” Dr Asima, who has done her doctorate from Kashmir University, said. Zeenat Mukhtar, member SACPPE said aim of holding such events was not just to spread awareness among people, especially youth, about the hazards of drug abuse, but to do follow ups to reach out to those who were in need of help.

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