NAWANSHAHR: Awarenes rallies, seminars, essay writing, slogan writing, poetical recitation and declamation contests were organised in the schools under the "Anti Drug Addiction Campaign" here in the district on Monday.
Deputy Commissioner, Tanu M.Kashayap, flagged off an awareness rally from the local government senior Secondary School.
The students holding placards for sensitising the people about the ill effects of the drugs, passed through the main roads and bazars of the town.
Later, an exhibition, various competitions and seminar was organised at the school. Additional Deputy Commissioner, Amarjit Paul was the chief guest and District Education Officer, Amrik Singh presided over.
The school students - Ramandeep Kaur, Kulvir Kaur, Ajay Kumar, Bhimakshi, Rimpi, Shanu Rana, Anandita, Davinder Singh, Kajal, Sukhwinder Kaur, Manpreet, Jaskirat Kaur, Kuljit Kaur, Mandeep Kaur, Jaspreet Kaur, excelled in various competitions. The ADC gave away prizes to them.
The local Shivalik Public School organised a special lecture by Dr. J. S. Sandhu, Psychiatric and Specialist in De-addiction to motivate the students not to take drugs, alcohol and smoking.
In his address, Dr. Sandhu, with the help of audio-video presentation highlighted how the youngsters get caught in the web of drug abuse and then are not able to get out of it. He further said that the drug abusers not only suffer from poor health and catch diseases like HIV, Hepatitis, Liver Failure, Depression, Lung & Oral Cancers, Bleedings, Injuries, accidents and early deaths but also face the social isolation.