MOHD MAJID MALIK , BHADERWAH,AMY 23–As a part of ongoing process of educating the local youth on ‘Drug Abuse and Narco Terrorism related issues, an initiative was taken by Rashtriya Rifles located at Bhadarwah under the aegis of the Counter Insurgency Force (Delta), wherein the unit organised a Lecture and a play on the subject for the students of Atkhar Public School, Sartengal here today .An officer from the Rashtriya Rifles delivered the lecture on Drug Abuse and Narco Terrorism for students. During the lecture, he elucidated various points on drug abuse and its consequences in the day to day life. He educate them in detail on various Drugs of Abuse such as Tobacco/Nicotine, Club Drugs, Cocaine, Heroin, Hallucinogens, Inhalants, Synthetic Marijuana, Methamphetamine, Cold Medicines, Salvia, Steroids and other commonly abused drugs. He also emphasised on the various aspects like Drugged Driving, Drugs and the Brain, Medical Consequences, Mental Health, Prevention and Treatment. After the lecture a play on drug abuse was conducted by the students. The play was not only an entertainment, but also leaves an impact on the psyche of an individual on drug abuse. The highlights of the lecture included weaning away the students from the menace of drugs and efforts were made to project the health hazards and danger to social life of drug addicts.A total 150 students, Sudesh Manhas, the headmaster and all staff of the school attended the talk. The students appreciated the measures projected by the event to keep them away from drug abuse and choose a healthy and progressive life. Manjit Manhas, a retired Advocate was the Chief guest and he was all accolades for this noble initiative on part of the Army wherein he remarked, “These kind of initiatives by the Army will help to mould the young generations to make their choice in future as a Gentleman of our Indian Armed Forces. I am sure this talk will go a long way in motivating the students”.