Need for children awareness against drug-addiction stressed

Need for children awareness against drug-addiction stressed

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Speakers at a prize-giving ceremony in Rajshahi city unequivocally called for creating optimum awareness among children about the destructive consequences of drug addiction so that they can fight against the social curse collectively.They viewed the drug addiction issue is now being adjudged as one of the major social diseases and degradations in the present context and urged all quarters to come forward to uproot the menace.
Expressing their grave concern over the unabated drug addiction in the city and its outskirts they urged upon the law enforcing agencies and others concerned to expedite the anti-drug drives to make the city free from the curse.They were addressing the closing and prize-giving session of a daylong fine arts competition and cultural programme titled “Say No to Drugs” held at Public Library seminar hall yesterday afternoon.Lady’s Organisation for Social Welfare (LOFS) organised the event in association with Bangladesh NGO Foundation and Child Education and Awareness Programme.
Zonal Head of First Security Islami Bank Jahangir Alam, Editor of Daily Sonar Desh Akbarul Hassan Millat, BLAST Coordinator Advocate Abdus Samad, LOFS Executive Director Shahnaz Parveen and its General Secretary Azizur Rahman spoke on the occasion.
More than 30 students both boys and girls from different educationalinstitutions in the city took part in the competition focusing on the bad effects of drug addiction.The speakers said many of the youths are being addicted with various destructive drugs creating manifold problems in the society.Terming the frequent and indiscriminate using of drug and narcotics as social curse, they, however, emphasized the need for a concerted effort of all quarters so that the society will be freed from the irritation of the drug addiction.They viewed that the young generation especially the students of universities including medical colleges and engineering universities are being addicted with various drugs along with the injecting drugs frequently.Besides, they apprehended that the situation might reach at an epidemic form if the number of the drug addicts and the injecting drug users in particular are not addressed drastically.-BSS, Rajshahi

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