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United efforts to ensure drugs abuse free society emphasized

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All the government and non-government entities concerned should come forward and work together to ensure a drug abuse free society to protect the young generation from the devastating impacts of drug-addiction.
Under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the present government has declared zero tolerance against abuse of drugs along with its illicit trafficking and trading. So, all the authorities concerned should supplement the government efforts, said a press release.
The observation came at a consultation meeting to mark the formation of a district level civil society organization led network through consultation through a zoom link held in Rajshahi recently under the Promoting Advocacy and Rights (PAR) Project.
Around 35 persons consisting members of the civil society, professional leaders, journalists and development activists from various stakes concerned joined the meeting.
Four development organizations - Light House, Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM), Ashakta Punarbashan Sangstha (APOSH) and Nari O Shishu Kalyan Society (NSKS) - are implementing a project titled "Drug Abuse Resistance and Understanding- DARAU" aimed at combating drug abuse.
Counterpart International is extending technical support while USAID and UKAID financial support to the project being implemented in eight wards of Rajshahi City Corporation and all nine upazilas in Rajshahi district and all six upazilas and four municipalities in Natore district.

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