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Punjab DGPs launch drug awareness drive from Chitkara University

The Punjab Police and the special task force (STF) formed to curb the drug menace, initiated a state-level program in which school, college and university students will be apprised of the ill-effects of drug abuse.

State Director General of Police (DGP) Suresh Arora, DGP (STF) Muhammad Mustafa and DGP (Law and Order) Hardeep Singh Dhillon inaugurated the program at Chitkara University in Rajpura on October 15, 2018.

Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Vice Chancellor of Chitkara University, welcomed the dignitaries to Chitkara University campus and appreciated the innovative plan of Punjab Police and STF to curb the drug menace amongst youngsters and revive Punjab to its glory. The Drive, an innovative plan of Punjab Police and STF (Special Task Force), aims to curb the drug menace amongst the youngsters. As a part of the drive, efforts will be made to appraise the students regarding the harmful effects of drugs.

Additional Chief Secretary N.S Kalsi along with ADGP Ishwar Chander, IG (STF), Mr Parmod Ban, IG (Patiala) AS Rai, DC Patiala Mr. Kumar Amit, SSP Patiala Mandip Singh Sidhu, DSP Rajpura Krishan Kumar Panthey were also present at the occasion.

DGP Arora said the government was serious and committed to wiping out the menace of drug abuse from the state. “We have already broken the supply chain of drugs in the state. Now, we have started the buddy and Drug Abuse Prevention Officer (DAPO) programs to keep youngsters away from drug abuse and decrease the demands for drugs.”

University students and artists from the cultural troupe of the Punjab Police presented various cultural programs at the occasion.

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