TSNAB chief Sandeep Shandilya urges BITS-Pilani Hyderabad students to be aware of ill-effects of drug abuse
Director of TSNAB Sandeep Shandilya has emphasised the negative impact of drug abuse on society, particularly on the youth.
HYDERABAD: Director of Telangana State Anti-Narcotics Bureau (TSNAB) Sandeep Shandilya has emphasised the negative impact of drug abuse on society, particularly on the youth.
He addressed the Anti-Drug Summit-2024 organised by Rachakonda Security Council and Rachakonda Police Commissionerate with the aim to raise awareness on drug abuse and prevention at BITS Pilani Campus in Hyderabad.
He highlighted how the students were jeopardizing their education and future by using drugs and other banned substances.
Sandeep Shandilya said that the state government was dedicated to eradicating all forms of drug abuse and advised the police to consider the fight against drugs as a social responsibility. He urged everyone to participate in the social movement to achieve a drug-free society. He also mentioned that 90 pubs were inspected before the New Year to prevent any untoward incidents during the celebrations.
He said that drug use would lead to loss of control, resulting in various accidents. Sandeep Sandilya explained the addictive nature of drugs and urged people to avoid them as using them even once could lead to a miserable life.
Rachakonda Police Commissioner, Sudhir Babu IPS, urged students not to use drugs at all. He said that awareness programs would be conducted in all colleges and hostels. He stated that strict measures would be taken to dismantle the entire drug supply chain. The police had already registered 12 PD (Preventive Detention) cases and seized drugs worth approximately Rs 5 crore since the beginning of the year. Babu encouraged students to report drug sellers and users to the police, as this information was vital to breaking the supply chain.
Sudhir Babu stressed the importance of more awareness programs against drug abuse and the use of prohibited drugs. He advised the youth to stay away from drugs and become active participants in creating a drug-free society. He lauded the efforts of the Rachakonda Security Council in fighting against drugs and highlighted the need for student unions in every college to combat the drug epidemic.
Commissioner of Cyberabad Police Avinash Mohanty warned the students about the harmful effects of drug addiction. He referred to the inspirational success story of IPS officer Manoj Sharma in the recent Bollywood film 12th Fail and pointed out that a healthy lifestyle and habits were important in achieving success.
The awareness program was attended by Erin Fisher, US Consulate Chief Investigator, Bhongiri DCP Rajesh Chandra IPS, DCP Malkajigiri Padmaja IPS, DCP SOT Giridhar IPS, LB Nagar DCP Praveen IPS, SB DCP Karunakar, DCP Admin Indira, DCP Maheshwaram Sunitha Reddy, DCP SOT Muralidhar, A DCP Admin Srinivas Reddy, End Now Founder Anil Rachamalla, RKSC Treasurer Gagandeep Kohli, other officers, and students from various colleges.