Conference on Mental Health organised under Nayi Soch at GDC Sopore

Social Evils like Drug Abuse, Violence against Women needs to be eradicated for a better & normal Society: DC B’la

Baramulla, Mar 1: Continuing its reach out to the people in distress, the District Administration Baramulla in collaboration with District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW) today organized a daylong conference on Mental Health at Govt Degree College for Women Sopore.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar was the chief guest on the occasion.

The conference was convened under the banner of “Nayi Soch” which is an ambitious initiative of District Administration Baramulla for generating awareness about mental health and allied issues among the masses.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sehrish said that administration and people are on the same page in the fight against drug abuse. She proclaimed that district administration recently established a Drug De-addiction Center at PHC Singhpora which will cater the in and out door patients from across the district.

Dr Sehrish said that self introspection is vital for mental health and awareness among masses is the need of the hour to curb the menace of substance abuse.

She further said that the administration will go tough against those who are involved in trafficking of drugs and stringent laws will be executed in this direction.

The conference witnessed a huge gathering of students and youth of Sopore sub division.

Counselors and subject experts spoke on the occasion and highlighted the importance of psychological and social well being of a person.

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