International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Observed on 26th June 2012


The International Day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking was observed here today. Addressing the gathering, Shri Mukul Wasnik,the Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment said that in order to create awareness, the Ministry is launching a major awareness campaign by using the mobile sms, print media, electronic media etc. so as to reach maximum people. He further said that the Ministry has initiated several awareness generation drives in collaboration with the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Bal Bhavan.

Strengthening its efforts against drug abuse and trafficking of illicit substances Shri Wasnik informed the gathering that the Government of India will soon increase the number of villages being covered under various programs of NYKS and will release the monetary grant for NGOs working in this area. This will strengthen the efforts against drug abuse , the Minister said.

In his speech, the Chief Guest Sh. Ajay Maken, Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports, said that the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has introduced mandatory doping test in all national, state and university level sports competition. Highlighting the increasing use of drugs among sportsmen, Shri Maken said during a recent drill by National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), several school children were found using banned performance enhancement substances. He stated that in order to render valuable service for the development of the nation, the youth need to be mentally and physically sound.

The representative of the UN Secretary General, Ms.Cristina Albertin read out the message of the Secretary General, which noted that drug abuse and illicit trafficking continue to have a profoundly negative impact on development and stability across the world. Illicit drugs and related criminal networks undermine the rule of law. The impunity with which they go about their business causes tremendous fear and sows disillusion with governance at all levels, she said.

She further said that efforts to promote development and fight drugs and crime will be more effective if they are rooted in partnerships with the young, civil society, governments and the international community.
In his speech Shri K.M. Acharya, Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, exhorted various stakeholders, including the Central Ministries and Departments, to join hands to curb the menace of drug addiction and trafficking.

RSS GK Current Affairs

  • History of Indian National Flag
    Every free nation of the world has its own flag. It is a symbol of a free country. The National Flag of India was designed by Pingali Venkayyaand and adopted in its present form during the meeting of
  • Maharatna Navratna and Miniratna Scheme
    Maharatna Scheme The Government introduced the Maharatna scheme in December 2009 with the objective to delegate enhanced powers to the Boards of identified large sizes of Navratna CPSEs to facilitate
  • Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar
    Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, the great scholar, academician, and reformer born on 26th September 1820 in Birsingha Village of district Midnapor (now in Paschim Medinipur), West Bengal. His father Tha
  • History of Commonwealth Game
    History: Reverend Ashley Cooper was the first person to propose the idea of having a Pan-Britannic sporting contest to foster a spirit of goodwill and understanding within the British Empire. In 1928,
  • Bharat Ratna Award
    Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian honour, given for exceptional service towards advancement of Art, Literature and Science, Sports and in recognition of Public Service of the highest order.
  • Famous Lakes and Rivers in India and World
    Lakes Lake Baikal (Russia) is the deepest lake in the world. One of the biggest and most ancient lakes of the world is situated nearly in the center of Asia in a huge stone bowl set 445 m above sea le
  • Famous Cities and River Banks in India and World
    CityCountryRiver AdelaideAustraliaTorrens AmsterdamNetherlandsAmsel AlexandriaEgyptNile AnkaraTurkeyKazil AllahabadIndiaAt the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna AgraIndiaYamuna AyodhyaIndiaSaryu Ahm
  • Popular Names of Personalities
    Popular Name Personality Lady with the lamp Florence Nightingale Grand Old man Dadabhai Naoroji of India Iron Duke Duke of Wellington Guru Ji M. S. Golwalkar Jonn Bull England and the English peo
  • Career Scope in Print Media
    Print media are lightweight, portable, disposable publications printed on paper and circulated as physical copies in forms we call books, newspapers, magazines, and newsletters. They hold informative
  • National Sports Awards 2020
    National Sports Awards are given every year to recognize and reward excellence in sports. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field