Mangalore: Drive against drug menace to intensify; provide info on phone
Daijiworld Media Network – Mangalore (SP)
Mangalore, Feb 7: Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner N Prakash has directed the officials of various departments to launch a determined drive to eradicate drugs menace from the district. He said that the district administration is geared up to undertake strict measures to bust the drugs trafficking network.
Prakash was speaking after presiding over a meeting of officials from the district administration and police department in the city on Wednesday February 6.
The DC said that those having any information about drugs trafficking may convey the same by calling telephone numbers 222807, 9480802305 or 100, duly assuring that the identities of the concerned would be guarded.
He also informed that a meeting of PU and college principals would be convened at 12 pm on February 8 to effectively involve them with the task of defeating the drugs cartel.
Assuring that full cooperation would be extended to the police department in snuffing out drugs trafficking, he added that the excise department, district health and family welfare department, and education department also will join hands with the police in this endeavour. He sought support of the parents of the students and NGOs in an ambitious year-long project of the administration to carry on a programme of continuously alerting the student community to stay away from drugs.
The meeting discussed in detail the need to keep a close watch on students, particularly those studying in pre university classes. City corporation commissioner, Dr Harish Kumar, came up with a suggestion to earmark teachers for monitoring particular classes, as well as for counseling. The meeting wanted drugs menace to be snuffed out in the way the problem of ragging was handled. In general, it was felt that continuous monitoring of students on the part of the teaching staff of PU and degree colleges can yield good results. The college heads, who have agreed to take over this responsibility, were also told to alert hostel wardens about the need to be alert on this issue.
Deputy commissioner of police, Mutturaya, said that police officers of the rank of deputy superintendent of police will henceforth take part in meetings being held in the educational institutions on this issue, to make these meetings more effective.