Creating a social resistance against drugs and narcotics substances has become imperative to protect young generations from deadly consequences of drug abuse.
The opinion came at a workshop on 'Preparing a comprehensive action plan through creating a social revolution to resist drug abuse' held at the conference room of the Deputy Commissioner in Rnagpur city on Thursday afternoon.
The Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) and District Administration jointly organized the event aiming at discussing and working out suggestions, ways and means for a comprehensive action plan to create a social resistance against drug abuse.
Officials of civil and police administrations, health, education and youth development and departments concerned, public representatives and civil society members participated in the event. Divisional Commissioner Md. Abdul Wahhab Bhuiyan attended the workshop as the chief guest with Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan in the chair.
Rangpur Metropolitan Police Commissioner Mohd Abdul Alim Mahmud, Superintendent of Police Md. Ferdous Ali Chowdhury, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Md. Firuzul Islam, Additional Director of the DNC and its Deputy Director (In-charge) Ali Aslam Hossain addressed as special guests.
The speakers expressed concern over the drug abuse situation and urged all local government institutions, public and private bodies to come forward and work together to resist drug abuse.
They said the government has taken a zero tolerance stand against drug abuse and time has come to protect young generations from the clutches of drug addiction that also lead them towards committing social crimes.
The chief guest said creating public awareness about drug abuse and grave consequences has become very important to diminish the social disease to build a healthy society and achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs).
"The ongoing movement against drugs should be turned into a social revolution with complete support of communities and influential social leaders for freeing the society from abuse of drugs, its illicit trafficking and trade.