A two-day sensitization programme on Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 and Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006 concluded at State Judicial Academy Jammu here today.
With an aim to strengthen the judicial and administrative institutions and to improve skills and efficacy of judicial system, the J&K State Judicial Academy had organised the program for all the stakeholders of the justice delivery system, an statement here said.
The event was attended by Justice (Retd) Hasnain Masoodi, Director J&K State Judicial Academy, Abdul Rashid Malik, Advocate, Mehmood Pracha, Presiding Officer, Ashok Koul,Food Safety Appellate Tribunal, Chief Judicial Magistrates and other concerned officers.
Justice Masoodi on the occasion said the increasing use of "injecting hormone and steroids make veggies and fruits very harmful and cause health hazards, which need to be curbed."
He said the legal professionals and other officers concerned "are key actors of the law and have responsibility to safeguard the rights of people guaranteed by the constitution."
Director J&KSJA said that Food Safety is critical for "our health." He said the judiciary stands committed to the ideal of right to life and public health and such programmes give an ample opportunity to feel sensitized and alive towards our functions and duties.