|Early Times Report|
SAMBA, Sept 26: The Samba Police organized an impactful drug awareness debate competition under the Citizens' Action Program (CAP) at the Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS) Purmandal. This event saw active participation from several government schools, parents, lecturers, teachers, prominent citizens, and police officers. The event, presided over by SSP Samba Benam Tosh, Addl. SP Samba Surinder Choudhary, SDPO Bari Brahmana Rahul Nagar, SHO Police Station Purmandal Vijay Verma, and Incharge Police Post Utterbheni PSI Ajay Singh, aimed to raise awareness about the perils of drug abuse among students and the public.
The highlight of the event was the recognition and rewards given to the top-performing student speakers. Bhawana Bhagat of GHSS Purmandal, Radhika Dubey of GHSS Purmandal, and Ridhima of GHSS Purmandal secured the first, second, and third positions, respectively, earning cash prizes of rupees 12,000.00, 8,000.00, and 6,000.00.
Additionally, five other student speakers, namely Pankaj Kumar, Radhika Devi, Shambu, Isha Devi, and Riya Devi, were also commended for their participation, each receiving certificates and cash rewards of rupees 2,000.00.
The event witnessed the active involvement of students from various institutions, including Government Middle School Deon, Government Middle School Purmandal, Government Middle School Kund, Government Middle School Pacholi, and Government Middle School Sangar.
Incharge Principal of Government Higher Secondary School Purmandal expressed gratitude to the police for organizing this significant anti-drug awareness program and acknowledged its role in generating awareness among students and the public about the dangers of drug abuse.
Addressing the gathering, Additional SP Samba emphasized the importance of youth staying away from narcotics and urged them to make responsible choices.
SSP Samba Benam Tosh reaffirmed the commitment of the police to combat drug abuse in the Samba district. He announced plans to organize more seminars, symposiums, debates, cultural competitions, and sports events in different schools and colleges to eradicate drug abuse. SSP Tosh emphasized that the police act as the protectors and guides of students and are ready to provide counseling and training to NCC cadets in schools and colleges. He assured close cooperation with the community and the public to elicit actionable information and help those in need. SSP Tosh also stressed that the police will not differentiate between genders when dealing with the illegal smuggling and supply of drugs and will take strong legal action against criminals involved in such activities