Jalandhar, Jul 7 : Additional Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh and Deputy Commissioner of Police Gurmeet Singh on Sunday called upon the National Cadet Corps volunteers to play a proactive role to wipe put the curse of drugs from the district to make it completely drug free.
Interacting with the NCC cadets during a declamation organized here during ongoing NCC camp at the MGN Public School on the issue of ‘Preventive Measures of Drug Abuse menace in Punjab’, both the officers said that being a border state Punjab was fighting nation’s war against drugs and participation in youth in general and NCC cadets in particular was must for eliminating this curse. They said that Punjab government has already snapped the supply line of drugs through effective measures but the need of the hour was that youngsters must come forward for creating massive awareness to check its demand. The officers said that the role of the NCC was a significant one as there was a huge scope for harnessing the massive potential of the NCC cadets to help government wipe out the menace of drug abuse in an effective manner.
They said that NCC cadets could help in saving generations of the state from the curse of drugs. They said that since NCC was a premier organization that was channelizing the productive energy of youth in a positive direction, so its cadets could play an important role in galvanizing the youth against the menace of drugs. Both the officers said that the NCC cadets must inspire their peers in schools and colleges for shunning drugs and contribute immensely in nation building.
Both the officers said that NCC cadets should discuss the harmful effects of drugs from time to time and also identify signs of drug use among peer group and encourages them not to indulge in drug abuse. They said that every NCC cadet should be a flag holder of the commitment of Punjabis to make Punjab drug free.
On the occasion Commanding Officer of the NCC, Wing Commander SK Sharma, Commanding Officer of 8 Punjab Battalion of NCC Colonel Kulwant Singh and others were also present. (UNI)