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04 September 2008
Delhi, India.

Counselling centres for the prevention of drug abuse will be set up in various part of Delhi to bring forceful awareness about prevention
The Government of Delhi will set up counselling centres for the prevention of drug abuse in various parts of the Indian capital to bring forceful awareness about prevention, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said.

Inaugurating a day-long seminar on drug abuse prevention, the Chief Minister said, “It is better to prevent occurrence of any bad incident than cure it after it takes shape and grows gradually”.

The administrative reforms department has already cleared the proposal for appointment of counsellors and it would take sometime to make such centres functional, reports IANS quoting Dikshit.

Dikshit called upon non–governmental organisations (NGOs) to come forward and put an end to menace of drug abuse, which is affecting the youth.

“There would be no dearth of funds for extending help to NGOs to enable them to substantially contribute in prevention of drug abuse”, the state Health and Social Welfare Minister Yoganand Shastri said.

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