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Mass movement required to make society drug free: HP CM

Press Trust of India  |  Shimla 

A mass movement involving parents, teachers and every responsible citizen is required to curb the menace of and make the society drug-free, said Wednesday.

Addressing a state-level anti-drug rally at Baddi in district, Thakur said it was unfortunate that even Dev Bhoomi Himachal had to face this problem.

He said, "Since Himachal shares border with five states, drug peddlers are quite active in the border districts of the state. It was on the initiative of the that a meeting of of neighbouring states was held at Chandigarh to chalk out a joint strategy against "

This initiative has proved to be a success as several drug peddlers were nabbed and put behind the bar due to sharing of information against them, he said.

Thakur said a special campaign would be launched throughout the state to sensitize the people, particularly the youth against ill effects of

He said a drug de-addiction centre would be opened at Baddi.

Member of on the occasion said, "It is the duty of the parents to keep a strict vigil over behavioral change in their children."

Local MLA Parmajit Singh Pammi thanked the for choosing his area for launching the special campaign against drug abuse in the state.

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 21:40 IST