The NSS units of Vidya, Choondal Grama Panchyath and Excise Department of Kerala jointly organized a rally on 26 June 2018 to create awareness among the public about the problems arising out of drug abuse and the necessity of preventing it. The rally was inaugurated by Ms A V Sumathy (President, Chowannur Block Panchayat). Mr Kareem (President, Choondal Grama Panchayath) presided over the function. Ms Lipsi (Secretary, Choondal Grama Panchayath) and Mr Ashok Kumar (Kunnamkulam Excise Inspector) felicitated the participants of the rally. As part of the programme, the NSS volunteers organised a flash mob at Kecheri.
The observance of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is an initiative of the United Nations aimed at strengthening action and spreading awareness about drug abuse and illegal drug trade in the world. It was in the year 1987 that the General Assembly of the United Nations decided to observe the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking day on 26th June every year.