JOSHI FOUNDATION’S QUIT AND KICK DRUG MOVEMENT REACHES Malwa
Round Table Conferences against drugs on June 1 at Bathinda, Sangrur, Budhlada and on June 2 at Abohar, Malout and Gidderbaha
Chandigarh-based Joshi Foundation’s Quit and Kick Drug Movement – a mass awareness initiative against drug addiction to make Punjab drug free – would be in Malwa on June 1 and June 2. The two day six city anti-drug tour will cover Bathinda, Sangrur, Budhlada on June 1 and Abohar, Malout and Gidderbaha on June 2. As an initial step the foundation is organising round table conference of eminent personalities/ society leaders/ principals/management/ directors of prominent schools and colleges at Bathinda. The Joshi Foundation has already organized eleven anti-drug mass awareness programs in Punjab so far.
Announcing this here today, the chairman of Joshi Foundation Chandigarh and the assistant media advisor to Government of Punjab, Mr Vineet Joshi said that the round table conference is in continuation with the Joshi Foundation’s battle against drugs with collective efforts of society. He said that the Union Minister for State Mr Vijay Sampla and him himself would jointly chair the event. Chairman, Khadi Board, S. Harjit Singh Grewal and Chairman Punjab Infotech S. Manjit Singh Rai will accompany them.
Talking about the menace of drug addiction, Joshi said that the problem of drugs addiction was not limited to any geographical boundary. “The problem is as serious in Punjab as in any other state of the country. At Punjab, this awakening has dawned on society that policing alone cannot keep drugs away. We need concerted efforts of family, society and the government,” he said.
Founded in the memory of Late Shri Jai Ram Joshi the former state president BJP Chandigarh and his dynamic son late Sh Navneet Joshi, the Joshi Foundation has already held eleven anti-drug programs including round table conference of society leaders at Chandigarh – to understand solution and hence decided to launch awareness campaign. It then held mass pledge against drugs at Pathankot, a round table Conference of opinion builders at Nawanshahr, another round table conference at Chandigarh to seek feedback from de-addiction experts working on ground level against the drug-addiction, Anti-Drug Mass Pledge program at Jallianwala Bagh, Round table Conference of Sant Samaj at Hoshiarpur, a seminar titled Nasha Mukt Punjab at Batala, round table conference of educationists at Ludhiana, a seminar titled Nasha Mukt Punjab at Zira, a round table conference of opinion builders/ society leaders at Mohali and Khanna.