Appreciating the need of the hour to prevent Drug Abuse in the youth, this year Airports Authority of India (AAI) too has come up in a big way to participate in the event as “Main Partner” with nearly 400 AAI officials participating in the RUN under the leadership of Shri RK Srivastava, Chairman, AAI and Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI. AAI’s enthusiasm & visibility during the event was appreciated by one and all.
The Run was flagged off by Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri RK Srivastava, IAS, Chairman, Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR) and other dignitaries including Dr. Sunita Godara, Director – Health Fitness Trust, the coordinating NGO partner for the event.
On the International Day against Drug Abuse ‘26th June’ a mass awareness event “RUN against Drug Abuse” is being held at India Gate every year since 2003. The joint venture of 13 partners gathered at India Gate this morning for a noble cause to spread the message “Think Health Not Drugs”. This year’s focus of the Run was “Drug use disorders are preventable and curable. The Anti Drug Campaign is organized by the Asian Marathan Gold Medalist Dr. Sunita Godara and patronized by National Institute of Social Defence, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Narcotics Control Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, Directorate of Prohibition, Govt. of Delhi. The Health Fitness Trust is coordinating NGO partner for the event.
At the end of the Run, the winners were given prizes and mementos for their meritorious achievements. Shri R K Srivastava, IAS, Chairman, AAI flagging-off the Run against Drug Abuse alongwith Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment and Shri Anuj Aggarwal, Member (HR), AAI and other dignitaries on 26th June, 2015 at India Gate on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse.