Sylhet, Mar 15 (UNB) - Apex Club Bangladesh on Friday held an anti-drug rally in the city aiming to spread the awareness message against drugs among the people.
The rally began at the city's Shaheed Minar premises and paraded all around the city.
Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen was present as the chief guest at the closing ceremony of this anti-drug rally.
Sylhet City Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury inaugurated the rally in the morning and was present at the closing ceremony as well.
National President of Apex Clubs of Bangladesh MA Kaium Chowdhury, national youth and citizenship director Saim Tipu, its international relations director AFM Enamul Haque Mamun, programme coordinator Ezaz Mahmud Rony and many others were also present on the occasion.
In his speech, the minister said that the government is now on zero tolerance against drugs.
The government’s lone effort is not enough to combat drugs, but only peoples’ awareness can help reducing the use of drugs in the society, he said.
Apex Clubs of Bangladesh has been working to create a drug free society since its inception.
In 1931, three Australian donors established Apex and its Bangladesh wing is working in the country since 1961 for the development of society. Apex Bangladesh is working in Bangladesh through 127 clubs in nine regions where around 3,000 active members are involved.