To spread awareness against Drug abuse and physical fitness amongst citizens particularly among youths, BSF Frontier, Mizoram and Cachar organised a “Cycle Rally” on the “International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking” with the theme of the year “LISTEN FIRST”.
More than 100 BSF cyclists led by IG himself took part in the rally who were also joined by youths of the area.
The rally covered a distance of about 20 KMs through the lanes in Silchar town spreading message to mankind and to remain away from drug abuse. Similar rallies against the drug abuse were held by other BSF headquarters and units of this Frontier in Mizoram, Manipur and Nagaland. A lecture/seminar against drug abuse in detailed was delivered by Dr W Thoiba Singh, Comdt (Med) at BSF Campus, Masimpur.
Despite being engaged and fully committed in guarding the International border, as the first line of defence, BSF is also extremely sensitive to the social evils like drug menace and is determine to strengthen and achieve the goal of International society free of Drug abuse.
On this occasion, addressing keynote speech, N S Jamwal, Inspector General, M&C FTR BSF, exhorted that drug abuse has taken an endemic form in most of the states of India. The illicit drug trade along Golden Crescent, traditionally the regions between Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan has serious implications for the state of Western India.
he said that, Likewise, a word of caution is appropriate to understand the ugly behemoth of narcotics trafficking intertwined with ethnic insurgencies in the neighbouring Golden Triangle (Myanmar, Laos and Thailand) which directly affects the youths of North East.
Besides heroin, cannabis, opium etc, huge quantities of illicit drugs like Yaba, WY, Methamphetamine etc are easily made available through Indo Myanmar porous border to the states of Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Mizoram, he said.
further he said that this multifaceted phenomenon not only affects the individual in particular but the society in general. Use of drugs, especially among school and college students is on the rise. Young children at the age of 14 to 15 years are most vulnerable as they want to experiment everything.
We should listen to them first to help them grow healthy and safe as their minds are more resilient. Society should be strict and keep a vigilant eye on antinational elements that target the school going children/youths so that the coming generations can be free from such kinds of social evils.
He thanked all the participants and made a clarion call to one and all to combat drug menace.