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Kerala to Launch Anti-Drug Campaign for Students from 13 June

Jun 5, 2014 15:15 IST

    Kerala government is to initiate an awareness campaign after considering the seriousness of the matter of large-scale trade and sale of narcotic and sedating products, near Schools and College.

    The government came to the decision of launching campaign after a meeting headed by chief minister, Oommen Chandy in Thiruvananthapuram was held, as informed by state home minister Ramesh Chennithala.

    The awareness programme is named as 'Clean Campus - Safe Campus’ which will be launched together by Home and Education Departments.

    As per the intelligence reports suggested, the narcotic products such as ganja, drugs and banned tobacco items were sold to students in considerable numbers.

    The campaign, which will warn the students about the use of such products, will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Chandy on 13 June 2014.

    Chennithala informed that some 1386 centres that were trading the illegal products were raided, wherein 131 persons were arrested and 134 cases were filed.

    The awareness campaign programme would implement with the help of School Vigilance Committees as well as Student Police Cadets.

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