Lt Guv’s concern over drug abuse must be translated into reality by eradicating drug mafia: Team Jammu – Statetimes

DIG Sunil Gupta seeks support from all sections of society


JAMMU: Terming drug abuse as one of the dangerous and menacing challenges facing humanity, Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), Jammu, Kathua, Samba Range, Dr Sunil Gupta on Sunday asked support from all sections of society to eradicate this menace. .
“Neither the police nor society alone can tackle this menacing challenge which is destroying our young generation,” said DIG Dr Sunil Gupta while addressing a massive program organized by Team Jammu on the eve of “World Anti-Drug Day” at the Jagat Resorts banquet. , Shakti Nagar, here on Sunday.
Members of J&K Tawi Trekkers, Samvedna (NGO), renowned Dogri writers, artists, singers, musicians, senior citizens and Team Jammu volunteers from various municipal colleges of Jammu also participated in the program.
DIG, JKS, Range, Dr Sunil Gupta (IPS), was the chief guest on the occasion, while Team Jammu President Zorawar Singh Jamwal presided over the ceremony.
SSP, Jammu, Dr Vinod Kumar (IPS), President J&K High Court Bar Association, Jammu, Advocate Vikram Sharma were guests of honor while SP, City North, Shivam Sidharth (IPS), eminent journalist and Editor-in-Chief of Times Now Channel, Pardeep Dutta and Dogra journalist, Ashish Kohli, were special guests on the occasion.
DIG Dr Sunil Gupta highlighted the common struggle by involving all sections of society to protect the young generation from this menace. He urged the society to remain vigilant against the drug mafia and inform the police as soon as possible if suspicious activities are detected. “Your support is essential to eradicate this menace from its roots,” the DIG said.
Advocate Vikram Sharma and SSP Dr Vinod Kumar in their respective speeches appreciated Team Jammu for organizing such awareness program on the eve of World Anti-Drug Day but emphasized that it needed to redouble current efforts. “You need to intensify your efforts as drug abuse is increasing to a menacing and dangerous level in Jammu province,” they warned.
SP City North, Shivam Sidharth, journalists Pradeep Datta and Ashish Kohli in their speeches appreciated the artists led by Pawan Verma who performed a small skit to educate the young generation against drug abuse.
Some drug victims whose identities were kept secret with masks also spoke on the occasion and shared their pain and agony as drug addicts and also detailed their experience in rehabilitation centers. They also shared how Team Jammu volunteers successfully guided them in rebuilding their careers.
Welcoming J&K UT Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha’s concern over growing drug abuse here in Jammu and Kashmir, Team Jammu President Zorawar Singh Jamwal asserted, “Ltd’s concern -governor should not remain a simple concern, but it must be translated into reality and into the drug mafia. must be dealt with iron hands to save the younger generation. The time has come to launch an operation against drug barons operating in J&K, especially in Jammu province.
Seeking support from civil society to eradicate the menace of drug abuse, Team Jammu Chief Zorawar Singh Jamwal further said that cooperation of all sections of society is must to liberate our youth generation of the yoke of drug addiction. “We must accept this reality that drugs are gradually tightening their grip on the youth of the state. It is high time to launch a decisive war against this menace,” he said.
While appreciating the police for launching a campaign against the drug mafia in Jammu, Zorawar Singh Jamwal, however, said that there were still black sheep among the cops involved in helping the drug mafia. drug. “There is an urgent need at this time to target these bad apples in order to make the current campaign more effective and results-oriented,” he said.
Team Jammu leader Zorawar Singh Jamwal further suggested tips to deal with peer pressure effectively. “The main reason why teenagers start using drugs is pressure from their friends. No one likes to be left out, and teenagers and adults alike find themselves doing things they normally wouldn’t do just to fit in,” he explained.
Famous Dogri poet Thakur Randheer Singh Raipuria captivated the gathering with his famous Dogri poems written on drug addiction.
Earlier, law student Vasudev Singh welcomed the packed gathering, while Happy Jamwal, Rajat Manhas, Keshav Chopra, Pratap Singh, Ashok Kumar, Suresh Sharma and Sanjay Verma also spoke on the occasion.