JKED organizes awareness program on hazards of drugs, drunken driving

Time & Us
Last Updated: September 8, 2017 at 1:23 am

JAMMU: Jammu and Kashmir Excise Department in collaboration with J&K Wine Traders, Bar   Hotel and Restaurants Association organized an awareness programme about harmful effects of drug abuse and drunk driving, here today.

The programme was held as part of Excise Department’s   ongoing mega awareness programme under the aegis of Corporate Social Responsibility Corpus fund which was launched last year to evolve a public opinion against drug abuse and drunken driving. The idea of organising such programmes under social responsibility is brainchild of Finance Minister Dr. Haseeb Drabu.

The theme of the awareness programme was “Drug Abuse and Drunken Driving” which witnessed enthusiastic participation of around 200 students from different schools.

A team of ‘Art of Living’ also imparted life skills and yoga to the participating children. Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive) Syed Muried Hussain Shah was the chief guest.

In his  address, Deputy Excise Commissioner (Executive) exhorted upon the student community and teaching fraternity to come forward to spread awareness against the threat of drug abuse, drunken driving and smoking- the burning problems  which have crept into the society. The children participated in the event enthusiastically.

Dr Abhishek Chouhan was also invited to speak on the occasion. The Department has so far handed over eight ambulances to the Department of Health for deployment in accident prone areas and trauma centres situated on highways.

The Excise Department is also running an advertisement campaign on electronic and print media against the drug abuse. Such advertisements are also on display in all cinema halls   in the state.

Deputy Excise. Commissioner (Accounts), Shagun Sharma and Deputy Excise Commissioner (Distilleries), Nagendra Singh Jamwal,  other officials  of department and teachers were also present on the occasion.

The event was managed by ETO North, Tinna Mahajan and ETO South Rohit Sharma and their team.