Chandigarh Receives Award for Successful Drive to End Drug Abuse

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Chandigarh Receives Award for Successful Drive to End Drug Abuse
Chandigarh Receives Award for Successful Drive to End Drug Abuse

MoS Home Nityanand Rai has awarded Chandigarh for being one of the 30 best performing districts for successful implementation of Joint Action Plan on ‘Prevention of Drugs and Substance Abuse Among Children and Illicit Trafficking.” The award has been given during a felicitation ceremony organised by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) on the occasion of national-level ‘review-cum-consultation meet’ held in New Delhi on Sunday.

The award was received by Vinay Pratap Singh, district commissioner, Chandigarh along with Shipra Bansal, chairperson, Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights. “Dedicated efforts under Joint Action Plan have been made by the concerned stakeholders, which is District Child Protection Unit, Departments of Health, Education, Social Welfare, Narcotics Bureau and Police to wean children away from drug abuse; stop the sale of drugs in areas surrounding educational and children care institutions and prevent the reach of pharmaceutical drugs and other goods used as intoxicants by the children,” said a source.

The consultation was also attended by the officials of Department of Health Services.

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