RANGPUR, May 19, 2017 (BSS)-A year-long mass communication programme was launched today in Panchagarh to create public awareness against drug abuse and militancy to free the district from these social curses.
Panchagarh District Coordination Committee of Community Policing and Crime Control Model jointly launched the programme through bringing out of a huge rally that paraded the main streets of the district town.
Later, a huge public gathering was arranged in front of the National Bank Limited office.
Officials, community policing members, public representatives, teachers, students, youths, civil society members, socio-cultural and political activists, professionals, commoners and elite participated in the rally and gathering.
Deputy commissioner of Panchagarh Amal Krishna Mandal attended the
gathering as the chief guest with Police Super Giasuddin Ahmed in the chair.
Panchagarh Zila Parishad Chairman Amanullah Bachchu, People's Perspective Specialist of the Prime Minister's Office Naimuzzaman Mukta, District Muktijoddha Commander Mirja Abul Kalam Dulal and convener of district coordination committee of Community Policing Kimwar Hossain Vanu, addressed as special guests.
Local citizens Mizanur Rahman of Khalpara area and Taherul Islam of
Mithapukur area in Panchagarh municipality narrated the stories of how they freed their respective areas from drug abuse through creating mass public awareness involving the common people.
Kimwar Hossain Vanu called upon members of the community policing and civil society members for engaging spontaneous efforts involving the common people and extending cooperation to the police in preventing drug abuse, terrorism and militancy.
Highly lauding spontaneous response of the common people to anti-drug and militancy campaign, Naimuzzaman Mukta hoped that Panchagarh will be a milestone example in this regard.
The chief guest stressed building mutual trust and confidence between the police and the common people to maintain law and order and prevent drug smuggling, abuse and trading and resist militancy and terrorism.