Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin Friday launched a massive drug disposal programme in Chennai city where the state police destroyed 16,000 kg of seized contraband.
According to CM Stalin, a record number of 1 crore school and college students took the anti-drug pledge, which he administered at the Kalaivanar Arangam in the city. While some of the students were present at the hall, the rest across the state joined the event virtually and took the pledge to eradicate narcotic substances and work towards the government’s goal of making Tamil Nadu a drug-free state.
After administering the pledge, CM Stalin inaugurated a short film on the ill effects of addiction. The short film will be screened at all theatres in the state.
#DrugFreeTamilNadu-க்காக தமிழ்நாடு முழுவதும் இன்று 1,00,00,000 மாணவர்கள் உறுதிமொழி எடுத்தனர்.
16,000 கிலோ கைப்பற்றப்பட்ட போதைப் பொருட்களை அழித்தோம்.
மாணவர்கள் – பெற்றோர் – ஆசிரியர்கள் – அரசியல் இயக்கங்கள் – சமூக நல அமைப்புகள் என அனைவரும் இணைந்து, நாளைய சமுதாயத்தைப் போதையற்ற… pic.twitter.com/NSij43tThc
— M.K.Stalin (@mkstalin) August 11, 2023
Further, a special volunteer scheme has been devised to consistently raise awareness against drugs through the anti-drug clubs, NCC (National Cadet Corps) and National Service Scheme (NSS) and other student unions in all schools and colleges.
According to the data shared by the state government, a total of 16,023 narcotics cases were registered in the last two years and 42,337 kg of ganja, 1.234 kg of heroin, and 74,412 drug tablets were seized by the police. As per the latest data, the police have confiscated movable and immovable properties of the accused worth Rs 18.15 crore.
Drive against Drugs (DAD): In biggest ever Drug disposal program in the state, 16000 kg of seized drugs are being destroyed. Program was launched by Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu. pic.twitter.com/2pCXjSft2Q
— Mahesh Aggarwal, IPS (@copmahesh1994) August 11, 2023
Alongside Stalin, Tamil Nadu ministers including Anbil Mahesh Poyyamozhi, K Ponmudy, Ma Subramanian, P K Sekar Babu, Home Secretary P Amudha and other senior IAS and IPS officers took part in the event.