ANJUNA: Anjuna Police Station, in collaboration with various schools in the region, successfully organized an Anti-Drug Awareness Campaign on the occasion of the International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking. The campaign aimed to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse while emphasizing the importance of treating people who use drugs with respect and empathy.
Under the supervision of North SP Nidhin Valsan, SDPO Jivba Dalavi, and Anjuna PI Prasal Dessai, along with the Anjuna Police staff, a vibrant and impactful rally was organized to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of drug abuse and illicit trafficking. The event witnessed the enthusiastic participation of students from Siolim SFX School, Kirti Vidhyalay Siolim, Vasanth Vidhyalay, Jerome School, Sacred Heart School Anjuna, St. Joseph School Arpora, St. Michael High School Vagator, and Union High School Assagao.
The campaign’s central message emphasized the importance of providing evidence-based, voluntary services for individuals who use drugs, offering alternatives to punishment, prioritizing prevention efforts, and approaching the issue with compassion. By combatting stigma and discrimination against people who use drugs, the campaign sought to promote language and attitudes that are respectful and non-judgmental.
The rally commenced at [starting location] and proceeded through the streets of Anjuna, capturing the attention of residents and passersby. Participants carried placards, banners, and slogans, displaying powerful messages against drug abuse and the illicit drug trade. The energy and enthusiasm of the participants were contagious, as they spread awareness and encouraged the community to come together to address this global challenge.
The Anjuna Police Station expressed gratitude to the participating schools, students, and their respective authorities for their active involvement in the campaign. The collaborative efforts showcased the community’s commitment to building a drug-free society and highlighted the significance of youth engagement in tackling the world drug problem.
The Anti-Drug Awareness Campaign organized by Anjuna Police Station serves as a reminder that united efforts and compassion can make a significant difference in combatting drug abuse and illicit trafficking. By prioritizing prevention, promoting empathy, and fostering an inclusive environment, we can collectively strive towards a healthier, safer, and drug-free future.