As part of Punjab Government’s ongoing campaign against drug abuse, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday launched an anti-drug inItiative of Bathinda Police Range to sensitize youth about the ill-effects of drugs and enable them to lead a happy and healthy life.
The Chief Minister released a banner with a message ‘Nasha maut daa Chittar hai, Punjab Sarkar tuhadi Mittar hai’ (Drugs are a reflection of death and Punjab Government is your friend) to the youngsters to abstain from drugs.
On the occasion, IG Bathinda Range MF Farooqi apprised the CM that 60,000 posters and 450 flex boards would be installed at strategic locations across three districts of Bathinda, Sri Muktsar Sahib and Mansa under the auspices of various social organisations.
He said these boards would bear the mobile numbers of the concerned Senior Superintendents of Police, Circle Officers and Control Room to facilitate people to give information regarding persons involved in drug peddling, besides helping those who wish to shun drugs.
The information related to the identity of the complainant in this regard would be kept confidential and strict action would be taken against the drug peddler.
Likewise, the concerned police officers/officials would also render all possible assistance to the addicts for their treatment and rehabilitation.
These hoardings/posters would be put up in all villages, towns and cities.
Prominent amongst others present on the occasion were Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal, Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa,
Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, Secretary All India Congress Committee Harish Chaudhary, Member Parliament from Gurdaspur and PPCC President Sunil Jakhar, Media Advisor to CM Raveen Thukral and Chairman Mandi Board Lal Singh.>