Minister Rajesh Unveils ‘Drug Free Kerala’ GTECH Marathon Logo

Marking the countdown for the March 19 ‘Drug Free Kerala’ GTECH marathon in the city, the Minister for Local Self Government and Excise M B Rajesh today unveiled the logo of the high profile event saying that it will give momentum to the state government’s ongoing campaign against drugs.

Organised by Group of Technology Companies (GTECH), the industry body of IT companies in Kerala, the marathon seeks to create an increased public awareness about the prevalence of drugs abuse in Kerala and its ill effects, especially among young boys and girls.

Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said “Drug and substance abuse is a menace to the society, devastating a significant number of people, their families and society across the world. Sadly, Kerala is also a victim of this huge public health concern. “

The programmes like the Marathon will lend a big support to the campaign rolled out by the state government to make Kerala narcotics free, he said. “I am happy to note that the IT community in Kerala is coming together to support this cause. I urge the public to participate in this marathon and to make the ‘No to Drugs’ campaign into a mass public movement,” Rajesh added.

Over 2,500 runners from all walks of life, irrespective of age, geography, gender or fitness levels,will be participating in three categories of run -3 kms, 10 kms and 21 kms.


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