Srinagar concert encourages youth to take up sports, art and not turn to drugs

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With an growing variety of younger drug addicts in Kashmir Valley, a music group from Srinagar has invited children to a free live performance at Tagore Corridor in Srinagar to unfold consciousness about ill-effects of medicine.

In response to Bilal Ahmad, organiser of the programme, the principle intention is to encourage the youth to spend time in productive actions like sports activities, music and artwork, and never flip to drug use.

“The theme is ‘Mehfuz Kashmir’ (Safe Kashmir). That is what we wish for our youth– to be drug-free. We, Mizraab Academy, have organised this free occasion to encourage the younger era and take away the poison of medicine. Our focus isn’t just on music. It’s on sports activities and humanities as properly. We wish the youth to maneuver away from medicine and contain themselves in good and productive issues,” Ahmad mentioned.

Nasir Ali, a neighborhood resident, instructed ANI that he was glad that the academy had organised the present for the trigger, as drug habit numbers within the Valley had been growing as a result of unemployment and stress.

“Yearly we see drug habit numbers improve. In 2019, round 5,111 circumstances of drug habit had been revealed which is a matter of concern. Avenues in Kashmir are very restricted. There may be a lot unemployment and youth are very pressured which is why they flip to medicine. For the previous few many years, there was quite a lot of turmoil which is why drug abuse has been on the rise,” Ali mentioned.

“Mizraab Academy is making an attempt to have interaction children in music, artwork, leisure and sports activities. This programme provides us hope that the Jammu and Kashmir administration is coming ahead to assist organisations to unfold consciousness. I urge dad and mom and elders to speak to their kids and counsel them concerning the dangerous results of medicine,” he added.

“We hope to inculcate extra children into our artwork as a result of that’s what a rustic is made of– it’s artwork, tradition and literature. Now we have chosen the theme of medicine as a result of we heard that youth in Kashmir had been concerned in such actions and we wished them to know that there are such a lot of avenues. Intoxication is nice, however solely when it’s by means of music, not by means of medicine and different substances that will hurt your physique,” Mehmeet Syed, a performer mentioned.

Shakir Ahmad, one other performer hoped that extra such programmes can be held to succeed in all of the youth.

“I hope extra youths come and see that there are quite a lot of avenues to get entangled in. Extra programmes like these needs to be organised for children. If even 10 persons are impressed by our efficiency, we will likely be happy as a result of they will go and encourage 10 extra individuals.”

(This story has been printed from a wire company feed with out modifications to the textual content.)

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