VIJAYPUR, DEC 24: Former minister and Senior National Conference leader Surjeet Singh Slathia today called for pro-active societal response against the drug menace, saying the malady is the biggest challenge which had to be countered effectively and decisively.
“Youth have a decisive role in combating the drug menace and we hope they will take a lead by generating awareness among the youngsters”, Slathia said at an Anti-Drug Awareness Camp, organised by Samba Secular Society here.
He expressed satisfaction over enthusiasm among youth in eradicating the drug menace and hoped that they will not only maintain utmost vigil against it but also help law enforcing agencies to nab the drug peddlers, who had polluted the society for their greed.
The former minister exhorted the law enforcing agencies to intensify drive against drug peddlers and plug all routes of its supply for the larger objective of saving the youth from this malady.
Slathia stressed the need for collective efforts to stop the menace of drug addiction and appreciated the campaign launched by the local youth as an effective tool in generating awareness against drugs. He said strong social mobilization is needed to effectively fight the drug abuse.