A drug de-addiction awareness programme was organised at government higher secondary school Gund in Ganderbal district on Thursday. The programme was organised by a local weekly Glacier Times and was attended by the students from different schools.
Additional deputy commissioner Ganderbal Showket Ahmed Rather was chief guest on the occasion.
The speakers on the occasion deliberated on the ill-effects of drug abuse and highlighted the need of taking preventive measures to eradicate the menace of drugs and other social evils in the district.
The organisers said the main aim of the programme was to spread awareness amongst the student community to take necessary steps for curbing the drug menace.
Besides, ADC Ganderbal Showket Ahmed Rather, SHO police station Gund Tariq Yusuf, Correspondent Greater Kashmir Irfan Raina and lecturer Hr. Sec school Gund Farooq Ahmed Magray spoke on the occasion. Naib Tehsildar Gund Mohammed Maqbool and chief editor of the local weekly Glacier Times Ghulam Nabi Raina were also present.