Join Hands to Fight Against Drug Abuse – SP Laxman Nimbargi in Kundpaur
Kundapur: A public awareness Cyclothon (cycle rally) was held by the Udupi district police Kundapur Sub Division and Kundapur working Journalists Association on Sunday, September 16 to spread the message about the health hazards due to the use of Drugs.
The need for anti-drug abuse awareness among the youth and the public was stressed through the rally. The Cycle rally was flagged off by Assistant commissioner Bhobalan and Superintendent of Police Laxman Nimbargi near the Shastri Circle, Kundapur.
The rally passed through Parijatha, Church Road, Kodi Thale, Kodi Beach Road, Koti Chennayya Bus-stand, Trimurti Circle, Koteshwara City, Vinayaka Junction, Shastri Circle and culminated at the Board High School Kundapur.
In the valedictory ceremony Assistant Commissioner Bhobalan said that as per the recent surveys, drug addiction was rampant. Students should take the lead if the situation is to be rectified. The information provided by the college students and public will be useful to the police in tracing drug peddlers. He urged the students to pass on any information about drugs to the Police Department.
In his presidential message, SP Laxman Nimbargi said, “Supply of drugs cannot be stopped by regulating drugs. The drug mafia has grown to be a huge menace because of the huge demand for drugs by the youth. The drug Mafia has spread like an epidemic in India. Many people think that creating awareness on Drug Abuse is the responsibility of the Police. The public can give information on illegal activities, including consumption of drugs, supply and sale points or any criminal activity to the police department. 65 percent of the youth in the country are in the age group of 17-35 years. The massive potential of the youth should be utilised for the good of the country. It is the responsibility of the public to assist in the fight against drugs that is destroying the future of the younger generation not only in Udupi but across the district, he added.
Dinesh Kumar DySP Kundapur, Harish Kumar PSI Kundapur Town, Sridhar Naik PSI Kundapur Rural Police Station and others were present.