Students, cops say no to drugs at Ullal beach

Many college students, NGOs take part in anti-drug campaign

The Mangalore City Police launching their ‘Say no to drugs’ campaign at Ullal beach on Friday.

With an aim to spread the message that it is not necessary to get high on drugs to enjoy life, the City Police are all set with a series of campaigns which are backed by a cultural media that will motivate youth to stop substance abuse.

The programme at Ullal was organised in association with different colleges and the localities.A splendid performance having skits against the use of drugs, song and dance programmes were put up by PA, Father Mullers, Yenepoya, Nitte and other colleges from the neighbouring areas.

Speaking to Deccan Herald, Police Commissioner Seemanth Kumar Singh said that the campaign started as there was a need to educate people. “We just can’t go booking cases.

We have to find the root cause and try to uproot it. The lives of youth are on stake. Many try drugs for fun and get trapped for lifetime,” he said.

“Such kind of programmes act as eye openers. It spreads awareness in the society. We should boldly learn to say ‘No’ to people who force us into risky activities such as drugs, even for fun,” said a student Sneha.We are planning to involve elected representatives, youth groups, Infosys, fishermen groups in the campaign. Awareness is also given on informing police if there are people selling drugs, said Singh. The city cops have booked more than 30 cases under the NDPS Act this year.

Singh also revealed that the next programme will be held at City Centre and Big Bazaar.

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