The District Social Welfare Office Doda, in a proactive initiative, organized a comprehensive awareness workshop on the "Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan", highlighting the role of women in drug use prevention and aimed at creating awareness of substance abuse issues in the district.
Held yesterday, the awareness campaign brought together a diverse group of stakeholders, including government officials, experts, educators, and healthcare professionals, to address the pressing issue of drug and alcohol addiction within the district.
The "Nasha Mukt Bharat" campaign is a nationwide initiative launched by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, GoI, to eradicate the problem of drug and alcohol use in society. Its primary goal is to prevent substance abuse, provide effective treatment and rehabilitation to those affected, and create a drug-free environment for future generations.
During the workshop, participants engaged in insightful discussions, sharing their experiences and expertise in addressing substance abuse issues in the district. Speakers emphasized on the importance of community involvement, early intervention, and education as key components of this campaign's success.
Students from Parisha Hostel organized a skit to spread the message about the ill effects of substance consumption on the person and their family and the role of women in combating this issue. on 05-09-2023 another event namely Role of Sports in Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan, was held in the district wherein many sports activities viz: Badminton, were conducted to engage youth in sports so that they may not indulge in drug addiction.
Mr. Tariq Qazi, District Social Welfare Officer, Doda, delivered the inaugural address and stressed the significance of collective efforts in achieving a "Nasha Mukt Bharat." He mentioned, "Our district's well-being depends on our ability to come together and combat substance abuse. This workshop marks the beginning of our journey toward a healthier and happier Doda."