Amid current situation of the valley, two young boys IRFAN ATTARI and KHUBAIB MIR came
forward to fight collectively against growing Drug Abuse in Kashmir Valley.
Srinagar:- Kashmir Youth Web , FOUNDATION FOR DRUG FREE WORLD-KASHMIR and
Voice of Youth organised back to back Drug Awareness Programs in Kashmir Valley at different
stops with the motive to aware youth about it’s disadvantages under the supervision of DRUG
FREE WORLD-KASHMIR Voice of Youth and Kashmir Youth Web chairpersons IRFAN ATTARI
& Khubaib Mir respectively.
The aim of the organisations was to aware people of valley how drugs are destroying youth of
our valley and what are it’s disadvantages. Both teams distributed more than 10,000 books of
Drug Awareness to the people. In view of all the present situation our basic aim is to help those
who have become a Part of this Drug Addict Society by providing them proper counselling and
making them aware about the Hazardous effects of Drugs. We encourage everyone to volunteer
their skill, time, resources and connections with them to spread the truth to children and youth,
said Irfan Attari Chairman DRUG FREE WORLD-KASHMIR & Kashmir Youth Web.
While as Chairman Voice of Youth Khubaib Mir said, the drug abuse is increasing in the valley
with huge speed and concerned authorities must took serious and strict action against this to
save our youth from this kind of social evil. The parents of the addicted person can play an
important role to stop drug abuse and we are spreading awareness to the older generation of
our valley as well.
Irfan Attari said, Our Main motives and Objectives is to establish rehabilitation centres for the
Drug Addicts /Smokers etc & Organise workshops/seminars for preventive education on serious
effects of Drug Abuse. We have started an initiative for a Drug Free Kashmir and are
Continuously working to eliminate this Menace from Our Society. From the Past few years there
has been an Alarming Rise in the Consumption of Narcotic Substances Among Youth of
Khubaib Mir added that we are very thankful to DGP J&K Police and other officials for setting up
Anti Narcotic Task Force to fight against the growing drug menace in the valley. The youth
received a lot of help from both our organizations. All the necessary facts are provided and we
works upon to encourage the talents of the valley. We work on the social issues and carry out
informative events and programs in the Kashmir Valley. Both the organisations are always
available to serve our people, said Khubaib Mir.
Irfan Attari said, Both organisations are working with DRUG-FREE WORLD, INDIA. Drug-Free
World is a 100% non-profit project. We educate public, especially youth, on the harmful effects
of drugs, arming them with factual information, which will help them to choose to live life
drug-free. We had distribution drives where we distributed booklets containing the truth about
drugs, getting youth groups and clubs together to share the information and stay drug-free, have
essay and poster making competitions, as well as train youth to give seminars, in handling
intoxicated persons and getting them sober.
DRUG FREE WORLD-KASHMIR Voice of Youth and Kashmir Youth Web organised back to
back programs at various places such as Yousmarg,Budgam,Downtown,Hungry’s Cafe Lal
Chowk, PNG P8 Cafe Hawal, Joggers Park Rajbagh Nishat Garden, Peerbagh, Pratap Park,
Sheikhpora Budgam, Ompora Budgam, Main Town Budgam, Wadwan Budgam, Cafe 34
Budgam, Kangan Ganderbal, Baramulla and other places.
Irfan Attari said,DRUG FREE WORLD-KASHMIR Kashmir Youth Web and Voice of Youth both
are known for it’s continuous awareness against drugs. Even in COVID-19 lockdown , both
organisations were on toes to serve the cause. We have always been at the fore front to pull off
the drugs from youth and society. It’s aims at more such events and activities to reach more and