Awareness Campaign on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking held at G.U.

Around 100 participants from various departments of Gauhati University attended the awareness campaign

The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, observed on June 26, is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade. The day is to commemorate Lin Zexu's dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, ending on June 25, 1839.
Mizoram and Manipur have recorded the highest number of drug overdose deaths among Northeast states during the period 2017-2019 with a total of 71 and 59 deaths respectively
An Awareness Campaign on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was organised in Gauhati University Campus on 22nd June 2022 in connection with the forthcoming International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Prof. Choudhury urged everyone and especially the young generation to stay away from drugs.
Welcoming the guests and participants to the awareness campaign, Dr. Ranjan Kr. Kakati, Director of the Students' Welfare (Gauhati University & Programme Coordinator, GU NSS Cell) said that substance abuse and illicit trafficking of drugs is an evil in our society and disorientation among a majority of the youth who are falling prey to it. Dr. Kakati also added that in view of the serious damage illegal drugs is causing to the society and destroying the future generation, we need to create awareness against its use and trafficking, especially parents should talk with their children from an early age against the use of drugs and its harmful effects. Inaugurating the programme, Prof. Bibhash Choudhury, (Dean, Faculty of Arts, Gauhati University) said that 'Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a growing problem and awareness must be created to eradicate the issues of drug abuse and illicit trafficking. In this context, Prof. Choudhury urged everyone and especially the young generation to stay away from drugs.
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Mr. Rakesh Chandra Shukla, Zonal Director, Narcotics Control Bureau, Guwahati Zonal Unit, delivered the keynote address and said that Drug abuse once viewed largely as a social and criminal problem has transformed in recent years into a major threat to the health and security of the people, especially the young generation.
Around 100 participants in the awareness campaign comprised of the NSS volunteers, Programme Officers, University Law College students, and professors from various departments.



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