National Awards in Drug Prevention to be conferred

President Pranab Mukherjee will confer National Awards to those who have shown exemplary contribution in the field of Drug Prevention on June 26 at a ceremony at Vigyan Bhawan. Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, MoS Social Krishan Pal Gurjar & Vijay Sampla will also be present on the occasion. 26th June is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and is a global observance. Every year, it is commemorated with campaigns and a series of events all over the world aimed at raising awareness of the major problem that illicit drug use represents to society and particularly to young people.

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