Odisha Govt organized a sensitization workshop on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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Bhubaneswar: Department of Social Security and Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (SSEPD) organized a sensitization workshop on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking i.e. 26th June at Hotel The New Marrion, Bhubaneswar. The one day workshop was inaugurated by Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Hon’ble Minister, SSEPD Department, Shri Niten Chandra, IAS, Principal Secretary, SSEPD Department, Shri Sushil Kumar Lohani, IAS, Commissioner cum Secretary, Excise Department, and Shri Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, IPS, Additional D.G of Police, CID, CB, Odisha Cuttack. The dignitaries released “Drugs & Substance Use Disorders: A Resource Compendium and Roadmap to Efficacious State Services”. Odisha has a total of 39 Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCA) covering 29 districts. These centres are operated by Regional Resource Training Centre  (RRTC), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India. RRTC looks after capacity building of IRCAs  and awareness programmes to reduce drug and substance abuse. A total of 200 participants from NGOs, Colleges, Universities, RRTC and IRCAs participated in the workshop. There were two technical session where the panelists discussed about Medical and Clinical Perspective and Community Based Intervention for reducing drug and substance abuse. A total of 39 IRCAs made presentations on their activities and achievement in the field of drug de-addiction. The following institutions and individuals were felicitated by the Department for their outstanding contribution in the field of drug de-addiction and substance abuse.  Category of Awards:Category I: Best performing Institutions1. Vyakti Vikas Kendra India2. Prajapita Brahmakumari Iswariya ViswavidyalayaCategory II: Best performing Gram PanchayatsSl.No Gram Panchayat Districts 1 Chhilipamal Kalahandi 2 Tikabali Kandhamal3 Gutingia Kandhamal4 Sankarakhole Kandhamal5 Phiringia Kandhamal6 Kelapada Kandhamal7 Pandakipali Bargarh8 Attabira Jharsuguda9 Jamera Jharsuguda10 Nuapadar Kandhamal
Category III: Award of exemplary contribution in the field of drug de-addiction A) Best Performing  IRCA –  Bhairabi Club , KhordhaB) Social Activist – a) Padmini Badnayak, Sundargarh   b)Sanjukta Behera, Jharsuguda
Category IV: Award for fully recovered addicts for showing enthusiasm towards sobriety – A total of 10 people received the award. Other dignitaries of the department included Shri Ambika Prasad Pattnaik, Deputy Secretary, Mr. Subhash Chandra Sarangi, OSS, Deputy Secretary and Dr. Subrat Dash, Social Worker cum Vocational Counsellor..

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