SGPC to launch drive against drug abuse

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Gurdaspur
  • Updated: May 28, 2014 23:34 IST

Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) member and senior SAD leader Sewa Singh Sekhwan is set to launch a campaign 'Nashyan Khilaf Jagrookta Muhim' (campaign to create awareness against drugs) at his village Sekhwan near Kahnuwan on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, he said some enemy countries had been pushing in drugs consignments and other intoxicants under a conspiracy to make youths of the country crippled.

"Drug-peddlars are the worst enemy of the country, who are making the future of the nation bleak for their petty monetary gains," he said.

Sekhwan, who is a former Punjab minister, said the Parkash Singh Badal-led SAD-BJP government was committed to make Punjab free of drug abuse.

He said he along with his supporters would move every village and colony in the Gurdaspur SGPC constituency to educate people on disadvantages of drug-addiction.

He said he would set up a drug de-addiction centre at Jathedar Ujjagar Singh Sekhwan Memorial Hospital at Sekhwan, where treatment would be offered free.

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