Mr. Sanjoy Kumar Choudhury, Additional Director General of Department of Narcotics Control, Bangladesh speaking as the chief guest at the seminar titled ‘Drug Free Beautiful Life’ held today at 71 Milinayoton of Daffodil International University jointly organized by Daffodil International University (DIU) in association with Department of Narcotics Control, Bangladesh.
Daffodil International University(DIU) in association with Department of Narcotics Control, Bangladesh have organized a seminar titled ‘Drug Free Beautiful Life’ today on 4 December 2018 at 71 Milinayoton of the university. Mr. Sanjoy Kumar Choudhury, Additional Director General of Department of Narcotics Control, Bangladesh was present at the seminar as the chief guest while Professor Dr. SM Mahbub Ul Haque Majumder, Pro Vice Chancellor, DIU was present as the guest of honor. Presided over by Mr. Hamidul Haque Khan, Treasurer of DIU, the seminar was addressed by Professor Dr. Arup Ratan Choudhury, Founder President, Association for the Prevention of Drug Abuse (MANAS) and Mr. Fazlur Rahman, Deputy Secretary, University Grants Commission of Bangladesh (UGC). Beside this Professor Dr. Golam Mowla Choudhury, Controller of Examination, DIU, Professor Dr. Farhana Helal Mehtab, Associate Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Science, DIU were also spoke at the program.
While addressing as the chief guest Mr. Sanjoy Kumar Choudhury said that the main barrier of our improvement is. If we can’t save our young generation from the pounce of drug addiction, it will be very tough to achieve the goal of vision 2021 and vision 2041. So, at any cost we will have to prevent drug addiction from the society..
He also said that narcotics control law has been passed recently. Government has taken zero tolerance policy against drug abuse. Regularly anti-drug campaign has been conducting throughout the country to create public awareness. Department of Narcotics Control also have taken massive activities to prevent drug additction. Today’s program is the part of those activities, he added.
Addressing as the special guest Professor Dr. Arup Ratan Choudhury said, drugs of amounting Tk 150 million to 200 million are being sold per day only in the Dhaka city. More than 75 lac young people is addicted with drug throughout the country. This amount is increasing as 10% per year which is very alarming. So, we will have to be proactive to overcome this situation. Beside this law and enforcement team should perform zero tolerance regarding drug abuse. He warned the students not to take drugs even as a fashion or curiosity and also warned them not to smoke as smoking is the root of all sorts of drug addiction, he added.