The Samaj Sangarsh Sabha, Gurdaspur, organised a 'Drama Fair' in the memory of Ghadri Babas at the Government Senior Secondary School, Bhaini Mian Khan, 25 km from here, on Saturday night.
The villagers took out a 'Jago' procession, led by Sabha's president Manjit Singh Riar, to inaugurate the three-hour programme.
Two plays 'Jin Sach Palle Hoye' and 'Kallar' were staged under the direction of Kewal Dhaliwal, which attracted big applause from the audience.
The children of Jagowal Bangar village presented a comic presentation, exposing hypocrite 'sadhus', which evoked much laughter among spectators.
Singer Jagsar Seera sang revolutionary songs evoking feelings of patriotism in the hearts of the gathering.
Film actress Jatinder Kaur was also present on the occasion and added charm to the programme.
Prof Parvinder Singh, head of the English department, Guru Nanak Dev University, who was the chief guest, expressed concern over prevalent problem of drug abuse in Punjab and said that lack of will in the present state government was responsible for the menace.
He also said that mad race among people for earning quick money was responsible for the prevailing flow of narcotics in Punjab.
He gave a clarion call to the public to put up a strong fight against the menace of drugs to save youth of the state from being ruined physically and financially.