BANDIPORA MAY 14: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr. Owais Ahmed today flagged off a bike rally of 50 bikers to Gurez from Mini Secretariate Bandipora under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan ( Drugs-free India) SSP Bandipora Mohammad Zahid, Assistant Regional Transport Officer Bandipora Bilal Ahmed, District Social Welfare Officer Bandipora (DSWO) Ubaid ul khazir and other senior officers from District Administration were also present on the occassion. Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr. Owais Ahmed said along with enjoying the beauty, such events promotes tourist destinations like Gurez. He said today's Bike rally has the dual purpose of promoting tourism activities in Gurez Valley as well as creating awareness regarding drug abuse. He said the rally is conducted under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan to make Bandipora drug free and urged youngsters to be ambassadors against drug addiction. DC said the bikers on the way will interact with the youth and children to create awareness regarding drug abuse.He said open discussion on such issues helps to eradicate the menace. He urged the bikers to be aware people on the way to Gurez and conduct awareness at Dawar also. Dr. Owais said all misconceptions regarding selective impacts of social evils need to be eradicated by educating the youngsters regarding the potential of these sins to engulf the whole society. He also congratulated the team for conducting the rally in the district. SSP Bandipora Mohd Zahid in his address said youngsters have a great influence on society in building a well-developed nation. He urged all participants to be an inspiration for youngsters in avoiding drugs and participate in various social friendly activities including sports. Speaking on the occassion DSWO Ubaid ul Khazir said that last year district administration conducted a number of events to aware various stakeholders regarding Drug abuse and its ramifications. He said in future administration will also organise awareness programmes in schools. Speaking on the occassion, President Super Bikers Club Nasir Ahmad said the rally is purely conducted to promote tourism in Gurez valley and to aware people regarding drug abuse. He also thanked district administration Bandipora for organising the bike rally and lauded the efforts of Deputy commissioner for participating in such events which are meant for welfare of the whole society.