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International Day Against Drug Abuse

To encourage people across the world to quit drug addiction and live a healthier life, International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on June 26th every year. The event began after the adoption of a resolution in December 1987 at the United Nations. The resolution recognised the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

On this day, different campaigns, rallies, and awareness programs are organised across the world.

The day is a way to honour Lin Zexu, who was the main force behind the destruction of the opium trade in Guangdong, China.

The day dedicated specifically to preventing drug abuse and trafficking was established after a resolution was passed at the United Nations General Assembly, which was adopted on December 7, 1987.

The whole world celebrates the day by organising different events for people of different age groups, especially youngsters to make them aware about the ill side effects of drug abuse and its addiction. In GISK learners participated in Extempore Competition. The educators guided them about the harmful effects of drugs. It was also told to initiate a conversation about drug addiction and abuse with their younger siblings, parents and other relatives.

Other than talking about its side effects, they can help create a favourable environment for victims of drug abuse. This will help them get rid of the stigma attached to it and encourage them to leave the habit.

Encouraging youngsters to opt for different ways of hanging out with friends other than drug addiction and abuse.

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