• Suggested amendment in NDPS Act, interaction among parents and Children

JK News Today

Jammu, June 23:

“Better coordination among parents, teachers, Mohalla committee, Panchayats and police personnel is must to check growing influence of drug abuse among youth in the society,” highlighted SSP, Jammu, Tejinder Singh while addressing gathering during a function on ‘Drug Abuse’ organized by Team Jammu at Jagat Resorts, Shakti Nagar here today.

The program was organized as part of ‘World Anti Drug Day’ to be observed on June 26, however, keeping in view the suggestions of volunteers who is government and private services, the program was pre-pone and was organized today on Sunday.

SSP, Jammu, Tejinder Singh (IPS) was the chief guest on the occasion, while Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal presided over the function. SP, City North, Amritpal Singh (SP), SP City, South, Vinay Sharma, SP, SOG, Jammu, Sandeep Mehta, eminent Journalist and senior Editor, Times Now Channel, Pardeep Dutta were Guest of Honour on the occasion.

“10 to 15 per cent of our youth are drug addicts so remaining population of the society is duty bound to liberate this section from the yoke of this addiction. We are aggressively dealing with that 10 to 15 per cent involved in addiction or drug peddling but civil society as whole must come forward and saving remaining 85 to 90 percent youth from the menace of drug abuse”, said SSP, Jammu, Tejinder Singh and further detailed series of program under way to make general public aware of the ill effects of drug abuse.

Welcoming Governor S P Malik’s concern over growing drug abuse here in the state, Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal asserted, “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 our state especially Jammu Province.”

Seeking support of the civil society to eradicate menace of drug abuse, Chairman, Team Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal on Tuesday, 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”, said Zorawar Singh Jamwal.

While appreciating the police for launching campaign against drug mafia in Jammu, Zorawar Singh, 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.

On the occasion, Inspector Sunil Singh Jasrotia was honoured for his outstanding performance while registering maximum cases under NDPS Act and making seizures of drug contraband as in-charge SHO, Police Station, Gandhi Nagar.

Noted Dogri poet, Thakur Randheer Singh Raipuria enthralled gathering with his famous Dogri poems written on drug abuse while social activist and student leader Atul Sudan compeered the program.

Among others who spoke included Class 12th student, Vasudev Singh, Dr Om Parkash, Rakesh Mishra, Daksheesh Sharma (Law Student), Keshav Chopra and Gohar Farooq (Law Student).