New Delhi, Jul 10 (PTI) Students of University College of Medical Sciences here today took an oath to create a drug-free society and raise awareness on ill-effects of drug addiction.

The Delhi University college, which runs various medical and paramedical courses, organised a drug awareness programme in collaboration with the Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN) in a bid to sensitise healthcare professionals about the ill-effects of drug abuse and addiction.

“Today, a large number of youths are trapped in the menace of drugs and narcotics. It is imperative for youths to take precautionary measures and avoid narcotics,” Assistant Narcotics Commissioner Dr A Venkadesh Babu said.

He also caution the students against transporting drugs outside India for strangers “even on humanitarian grounds”, saying some medicines which work as narcotics are completely banned in foreign countries.

“Such merciful acts may land you in jail in a foreign country,” Babu said.

UCMS Principal Dr V P Gupta was also present at the programme where informative videos from real life examples were also shown to inhibit the students from falling prey to psychotropic drugs.

During the programme, all students take an oath to create a drug-free community.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.