: Distribution of pamphlets, processions, a mini-marathon run from Kanyakumari to Nagercoil, and an oath by school students to fight against addiction marked the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Kanyakumari district on Wednesday.
Collector S.Nagarajan inaugurated it. It was organised by A.M.K. De-addiction Centre at Mondaicadu and Nagercoil.
The students of Scott Christian Higher Secondary School, Nagercoil, took out a procession.
The Narcotics Intelligence Bureau, Tuticorin, organised a rally and seminar to create awareness among public and students under the slogan of “make health your new high in life.”
M. Xavier Francis Beski, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Tuticorin Town, flagged off the rally at St. Mary’s School on Palayamkottai road here. A. Ramraj, Inspector of Narcotic intelligence Bureau, welcomed the gathering.
The programme was aimed at disseminating information on harmful effects of new psychoactive substances.
Consumption of narcotic substances could be more dangerous than traditional drugs, said A. Sankar, Executive Director of Empower INDIA, an NGO, who presided over.
Intentional mislabelling of some new psychoactive substances as “not for human consumption” would provide an opportunity to evade drug control laws.