The International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking on the theme “Say yes to life and no to drugs” was celebrated by the Goa Human Resource Development Corporation to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse. The function was held at Porvorim today.
Director General of Police Shri Jaspal Singh, IPS who graced the function highlighted the significance of celebrating international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking and said that abuse and the illicit trafficking of drugs is an evil in our society. We can fight against the menace of drugs and reduce the drug if the whole society, and particularly if youths come forward. There is a need to raise awareness about the impact and negative consequences that drugs have on society. We have to educate people about the bad effects of drugs. Skit play, theatre, counseling and drama are the powerful medium for conveying a strong message to the people, the DGP added.
Speaking further Shri Singh said together, we can tackle the drug menace. As regards the consumption of drugs it is the responsibility of each and every citizen to come forward and supplement the efforts of law enforcement agencies to prevent the requirement of drugs. Society should play a significant role to prosecute those who indulge in drugs so as to refrain our people from such unproductive activities which cause harm to their health.
He also urged the people to remain vigilant and inform the law enforcement agencies about the suspicious activities if they come across any in their respective areas. Narcotic drugs he said has ruined the lives of several people and the Narco-terrorism can pose danger to the national security.
Narcotic Drugs will in no way meet and solve the problems of life and therefore one should live a healthy life by keeping themselves away from the drugs. He also lauded the role of Police in creating awareness against drug abuse and drug trafficking.
Shri Narayan Navati, Managing Director, GHRDC in his welcome address informed that GHRDC was established to create adequate trained personnel to various Government Department and so far GHRDC has provided meritorious, clerical as well as multitasking staff as per the requirement of various Government department from time to time.
Anti-drug pledge was administered to all present on the occasion.
Shri John Aguiar, General Manager, GHRDC introduced the guests. Shri Akhil Shetkar compered the function