Mansa police take sports route to curb drug menace

  • Hindustan Times, Mansa
  • Updated: Jun 19, 2016 15:14 IST
SSP Mukhwinder Singh with the teams before start of a volleyball match in Mansa. (HT Photo)

In their campaign against drugs, Mansa police organised a volleyball match at Jhanduke village here on Saturday evening.

The match was played between teams represented by Mansa police and youths from the village. Jhanduke village is known for producing athletes who have represented the national team of volleyball, basketball and football.

“Our club has been involved in promoting sports for the last two decades,” said advocate Gurwinder Singh.

The village youths said that since their childhood they were motivated to participate in sports. The villagers expressed their disappointment over the lack of contribution and recognition from the state government.

The three-round match started with a silent and disciplined crowd, thanks to the presence of senior superintendent of police (SSP) Mukhwinder Singh. Later the crowd started cheering as the match progressed.

It was a contest between youths of the village and policemen, most of whom had been in service through sports quota. At the end, the team represented by the cops won the title by 2-1.

Earlier while addressing the crowd, SSP Mukhwinder Singh urged the villagers to come forward and engage with the policemen in order to curb the drug menace.

“Cops are not only there in crisis. We are as much part of the society as anyone else. Please cooperate with us in eradicating the drug abuse.”

In the wake of release of controversial movie ‘Udta Punjab’, SSP Mukhwinder Singh said that people have defamed the state for rampant drug abuse, but the situation on the ground is quite different.

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