JIH Hyderabad launches ‘Say No to Drugs’ campaign

January 20, 2024

Hyderabad, Telangana: Joining forces to combat a pressing issue, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind Jubilee Hills, GIO, and SIO recently organized a public program titled “BEHTAR ZINDAGI KI TARAF: Towards a Better Life… Say No to Drugs.”
Held at Jayashankar Community Hall in Borabanda, the event drew prominent figures like MLA Maganti Gopinath, Assistant Commissioner of Police Yalavarthi Venkateshwar Rao, and social activists Khalida Parveen and Abdul Rasheed.

The campaign kick-off saw JIH Telangana: Vice President Mohd Azharuddin and Assistant Commissioner Rao ceremonially cutting the ribbon, symbolizing their united commitment against drug addiction.

Addressing the audience, JIH Jubilee Hills President Ruknuddin Nadvi highlighted the devastating consequences of drug addiction, emphasizing its impact on physical and mental health, relationships, and society as a whole. He stressed the importance of support systems, including family, friends, and professional help, alongside faith and healthy lifestyle choices, in enabling individuals to overcome addiction and build fulfilling lives.

Applauding the initiative, Assistant Commissioner Rao assured the organizers of the police department’s full support. “Such campaigns empower our youth to reject harmful influences and create positive change,” he stated.

Echoing this sentiment, JIH state Vice President Azharuddin called the campaign “the need of the hour,” emphasizing its potential to combat this widespread social menace. He urged all present to actively contribute to this collective effort, aiming to create a society free from the devastating impacts of drug abuse and drug addiction.

The “BEHTAR ZINDAGI KI TARAF” campaign extends beyond the event itself. A pre-campaign bike rally organized by JIH Jubilee Hills traversed Hyderabad, spreading awareness and engaging communities in open discussions about the dangers of drugs. The campaign further plans to distribute informative materials and organize workshops to equip individuals with knowledge and resources to make healthy choices.

This collaboration between community organizations, law enforcement, and social activists demonstrates a united front against the issue of drug abuse in Hyderabad. The “BEHTAR ZINDAGI KI TARAF” campaign offers a beacon of hope for a healthier future, highlighting the power of community engagement and collaborative action in addressing critical social challenges.

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