RAJOURI: A talk on drug addiction & rehabilitation was organised by Manjakote based Rashtriya Rifles Battalion under the aegis of Headquarters Counter Insurgency Force, Romeo at Higher Secondary School, Manjakote. A large number of elders and youth from remote & far flung areas, and school children from nearby schools alongwith prominent personalities of the area including Mr Talib Husain, Sarpanch, Mr Nazir, Nb Tehsildar, Mr Sarveshwa Singh, SHO Manjakote attended the function.
The function was inaugurated by commanding officer Manjakote, Rashtriya Rifles battalion who re emphasized the importance of healthy life style. With the help of information pamphlets, pictorial & graphical presentations a lecture cum discussion was conducted by Regimental Medical Officer who dwelled upon the importance of being aware of the deleterious effects of drug addictions and how can one recover from the same. A questionnaire was given to the audience before and after the lecture to assess the impact of the lecture and it brought out the myths and misconceptions among the locals which were cleared during the lecture.
Audience present during the function also praised the army for their efforts to impart knowledge regarding less know entity like drug addiction amongst the locals. One of the youth Mr Abrar Quadir said that the lecture helped him to clarify many of his doubts & myths. Such event will further embolden the growing bond between army & locals, for the better future for this region.