Lt Guv’s concern over drug abuse must be translated in reality by wiping out drug mafia: Team Jammu

ADGP Mukesh Singh seek support of every section of society

Jammu:Terming drug abuse as one of the dangerous and threatening challenges before humanity, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu Zone, Mukesh Singh (IPS) on Saturday sought the support of every section of the society to eradicate this menace.
“Neither police nor society alone can face this menacing challenge which is destroying our younger generation”, ADGP Mukesh Singh said while addressing a massive programme organized by the Team Jammu on eve of “World Anti-Drug Day” at Royal Estate Banquets, Toph Sherkhanian, here today.
Members of J&K Tawi Trekkers, Samvedna (NGO), volunteers of Parvivartan Drug De Addiction Centre, Jammu, noted Dogri writers, artists, singers, musicians and NCC Cadets from Women College for Parade, Jammu also participated in the program.
ADGP, Jammu zone, Mukesh Singh was the chief guest on the occasion, while Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal presided over the function. SP, City North, Kulbir Handa, SDPO, North, Rahul Nagar, Secretary General, J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, advocate Surjeet Andotra and eminent Journalist and senior Editor, Times Now Channel, Pardeep Dutta were the special guests on the occasion.
The ADGP Mukesh Singh emphasized the joint fight by involving every section of the society to protect the younger generation from this menace. He exhorted the society to remain vigilant against the drug mafia and inform the police as soon as possible in case spotting any suspicious activities. “Your support is must to eradicate this menace from the roots”, the ADGP said.
ADGP Mukesh Singh appreciated Team Jammu for organizing such awareness programme on eve of World Anti-Drug Day but emphasized redoubling the ongoing efforts. “You have to intensify your efforts because drug abuse increasing at a threatening and dangerous level in Jammu province”, he cautioned.
The ADGP appreciated the NCC cadets of the Government Women College Parade for their performance to educate the younger generation against drug abuse.
Some drug victims whose identities were kept secret with masks also spoke on the occasion and shared their pain and agony as addict and also detailed their experience in rehabilitation centers. They also informed how volunteers of Team Jammu successfully guided them for rebuilding their careers.
Welcoming, Lt Governor, J&K UT, Manoj Sinha’s concern over growing drug abuse here in Jammu and Kashmir, Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal asserted, “Lieutenant Governor’s concern should not remain mere concern but it must be translated in reality and drug mafia has to be dealt with iron hands to save younger generation. The time has come to launch operation flush out against drug lords operating in J&K especially in Jammu Province.”
Seeking support of the civil society to eradicate menace of drug abuse, Team Jammu chief, Zorawar Singh Jamwal further said that cooperation of every section of the society is must to liberate our younger generation from the yoke of drug addiction. “We have to accept this reality that drugs are slowly tightening grip on the youth of the State. It is high time to start a deciding war against this menace”, he said.
While appreciating the police for launching campaign against drug mafia in Jammu Province, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, however, said that still there are some black sheep among cops involved in helping drug mafia. “Need of the hour is to single out such black sheep to make the ongoing campaign more effective and result oriented”, he said.
Eminent Journalist, Pradeep Dutta in his address suggested tips to effectively deal with peer pressure. “The biggest reason teens start using drugs is because their friends utilize peer pressure. No one likes to be left out, and teens as well as adults too find themselves doing things they normally wouldn’t do just to fit in,” explained Pradeep Dutta.
Noted Dogri poets, Thakur Randheer Singh Raipuria enthralled gathering with their famous Dogri poems written on drug abuse while Arti Sharma, chairperson, Sprawling Buds School, Chinore compeered the program.
Earlier, Law Student, Vasudev Singh welcomed the jampacked gathering, while Happy Jamwal, Rajat Manhas, Keshav Chopra, Pratap Singh, Sardar Lucky Singh also spoke on the occasion.