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Programmes raise awareness about drug abuse
Anti-narcotics squad to crack down on peddlers
Saying no:Nursing students taking out a march in Mysore on Sunday to mark International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
MYSORE: On the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Sunday, the Mysore City Police and Sadhvi Foundation organised programmes here to spread awareness about drug abuse.
This year, the United Nations has chosen the theme “Global action for healthy communities without drugs” for the day.
A jatha was taken out by nursing students here to create awareness on how youngsters were being lured into using and peddling drugs.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime and Traffic) Rajendra Prasad told The Hindu that a film on the danger of drug abuse was screened for NCC cadets and NSS volunteers at the Police IT Centre at V.V. Puram traffic police station.
Pamphlets on the hazards of drug use were distributed on Kalidasa Road and at V.V. Mohalla, as well as nearby localities.
Volunteers also visited the NCC camp at Vidya Vikas College on Bannur Road here and distributed pamphlets among the cadets.
Mr. Prasad said an anti-narcotics squad had been formed to crack down on drug peddlers here. Equipment had been procured to test narcotic substances seized from the accused.
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