Srinagar: District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Srinagar, in collaboration with Vitasta Law College, Srinagar Friday took a significant stride towards combating the drug menace and providing legal services to victims of drug abuse.
The event held under the guidance and supervision of Chairman DLSA, Srinagar Jawad Ahmed, brought together legal experts, faculty members, educators, students, para legal volunteers and community leaders in an endeavour to shed light on the NALSA (National Legal Services Authority) Legal Services to the victims of drug abuse and eradication of Drug Menace Scheme 2015, a statement issued here reads.
The awareness program commenced with an insightful address by resource persons of DLSA, Srinagar Naveed Gul, Mujtaba and Laila Khalid (Penal Lawyers of DLSA Srinagar), who emphasized the urgent need to combat the drug menace through a multi-faceted approach.
The speakers highlighted the role of legal services in providing assistance, rehabilitation, and protection to victims of drug abuse, reinforcing the importance of NALSA’s scheme.
Secretary DLSA Srinagar, Jahangir Ahmad Bakshi in his special address, expressed gratitude and appreciation for the partnership with Vitasta Law College in raising awareness about the menace of drug abuse.
“Through this collaboration, we aim to create a society that understands the legal rights and support available to victims of drug abuse. By providing legal services, we can offer a lifeline to those in need, helping them break free from the clutches of addiction,” he said.
He further emphasized on public awareness campaigns as the awareness of public play a pivotal role in challenging the stigma associated with drug abuse.
The Vice Principal of Vitasta Law College, Rakib Ahmad Zia stated that the collaboration between DLSA Srinagar and Vitasta Law College exemplifies the power of education, awareness, and community engagement in addressing complex social issues such as drug abuse.
The awareness program concluded with book release ceremony written by the Vice Principal of Vitasta Law College Rakib Ahmad Zia titled “Indian Parliament” and “Government and Politics of J&K”