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Sukhbir for 2 lakh volunteers in anti-drugs drive

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Chandigarh, June 25, 2014
First Published: 10:33 IST(25/6/2014) | Last Updated: 10:35 IST(25/6/2014)

In a move to engage the community in the fight against drugs, deputy chief minister Sukhbir Badal has directed the youth services department to engage 2 lakh volunteers to create awareness amongst the masses, especially students, about the perils of drugs.

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The student volunteers will also partner with NGOs as well as health and police officials who are already engaged in carrying out a de-addiction programme across 141 community health centers in the state. A spokesman said the department had started enlisting volunteers.

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