Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot on Wednesday flagged off “17th Run Against Drug Abuse” on the occasion of “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” at Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar, Ramdas Athawale, Rattan Lal Kataria, Secretary, M/o SJ&E. Nilam Sawhney and other dignitaries were present.
The dignitaries led the ‘Symbolic Walk’ with Band display. A demo cultural show was organised and certificates prizes and awards of appreciation were distributed to the participants on the occasion.
This annual event “Run Against Drug Abuse” to observe the “International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” is being held successfully for past 16 years. It is coordinated by Dr Sunita Godara (1992 Asian Marathon Champion) under the aegis of M/o Social Justice & Empowerment Govt of India.
The Nodal Agencies NISD, Narcotics Control Bureau, Directorate of Prohibition, Govt of Delhi, with the other Stake holders UN agencies and corporate partners like ONGC, GAIL, Indian Oil, IGL, Petronet, NDMC, ITS, LPU have been supporting the event all these years.