Govt to observe week-long International Day against Drug Abuse

Published On: May 19, 2019 09:25 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 19: The government is set to celebrate a week-long International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking from June 20-26. The awareness campaign aims to stop drug abuse and its illicit trafficking.

Preparations for the campaign have started by forming a main organising committee under the coordination of Narayan Prasad Sharma, Chief of the Policy, Plan, Monitoring and Evaluation Division of the Home Ministry.

Attending the event here on Sunday, coordinator Sharma urged the representatives of the concerned ministries and different non-government offices to make and launch such awareness programs throughout the year and suggest a national slogan for the International Day within five days.

A meeting held at the Home Ministry also decided to request the state and local governments to help make the International Day a success. A Preparation and Management Committee has been formed under the coordination of Under-Secretary of the Home Ministry, Jhankanath Dhakal, which is tasked with coordinating with concerned organisations and ministries for the International Day.

Representatives from the Ministry of Health an Population, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen, Guardian Association. Auditors Association, Save the Children and other related organisations were present in the meeting.

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