Assistant Media Advisor to Punjab government, Mr. Vineet Joshi today stressed on the need of evolving a strategy to launch a grass root awareness campaign in eradicating the menace of drugs in Punjab. The general public should be made aware of the ill effects of drug addiction especially on the socio-cultural health of the state.

Expressing these views while addressing a well attended mahalla level nukkar meeting organized by Joshi Foundation and the Resident Welfare Society in collaboration with Punjabi Virsa Sabhayacharak Society here late last evening, Mr. Joshi sought the cooperation of the Non Government Organizations (NGOs) and other recognized Social Welfare Clubs to join the ongoing drive launched by the state government to eliminate drugs from the state.

He said that the continuous efforts of the government to curb the menace of drugs should be treated as a mission by one and all besides making the youth conscious about other social aberrations. He urged the youth to give a befitting reply to the detractors, who have tarnished the image of the most prosperous state of Punjab. He called upon them to join hands with the initiative of the Punjab government to eliminate drugs from the state and work towards restoring the glorious prestige of Punjab.

Mr. Joshi also said that although the Punjab government was leaving no stone unturned in checking the transit points of drug suppliers from across the borders, but still Peoples’ support was required to achieve 100% results, he added. He urged the elders of the society to motivate youth towards sports and inculcate in them the true values essential for a civilized human being and a good citizen.

Appreciating the efforts of the Residents’ Welfare Society in organizing such awareness meetings, Mr. Joshi said that this would act as a replica for other societies also involving more and more people in the task of drug eradication. Prominent amongst others who were present on the occasion included Deputy Mayor, Manjit Singh Sethi, Secretary Residents’ Welfare Society Prabhdeep Singh Boparai, Councilors, Paramjit Singh Kahlon, Satvir Singh Dhanoa, Gurmukh Singh Sohal, Bibi Rajwinder Kaur, President Vayapar Mandal ,Kulwant Chaudhary and other prominent persons of Mohali.

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