Abid Hussain Wani
Doda, June 26: SSB Khellani with the support of Trauma hospital Khellani which was represented by Dr Faheem Wani, started a drive to destroy cannabis in Trauma Hospital premises to mark international day of drive against drug abuse.
A rally was also organized on the occasion in which around 400 students of GHSS Khellani also participated and passed through different markets of Khellani to aware people about drug abuse.
A total of 50 to 60 SSB Jawans headed by Jagdish Ram Bhat, Assistant Commandant 7th battalion SSB Khellani along with Dr Faheem Shahzad Wani and students & teachers of GHS School Khellani launched a special drive against the contraband crops and destroyed cannabis cultivation spread over a vast land around the Trauma Hospital, Khellani in Doda district.
Interacting with media, Jagdish Ram Bhat said that on the request of Dr Faheem Shahzad Wani the special drive was launched in the hospital premises and this drive will continue in future as well. He said that during their visit to hospital on various occasions, they saw many locals youth involved in taking drugs and particularly wild cannabis, which is of very high quality.
After destroying the cannabis plants, Dr. Faheem Shahzad Wani conveyed a message for Parents through media to watch and secretly monitor their children and behavior on daily basis and take strict action if they are using any type of drugs.
The drive would continue till the menace rooted out from Doda District, the SSB officer said.
Locals appreciated these efforts of SSB and added that they also fight for the Nation and will help to save youth from such harmful drugs.