Jalandhar DC: Impart skill training to inmates of rehabilitation centre

Jalandhar DC: Impart skill training to  inmates of rehabilitation centre

Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh during a visit to the Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre on the Lamba Pind Chowk-Jandu Singha Road in Jalandhar on Tuesday. Tribune Photo

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Jalandhar, August 2

Taking stock of the functioning of the Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centre, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Tuesday emphasised that skill development initiatives should be revived at the centre to further motivate the addicted youngsters towards the professional skills as well as engaging them in different work streams.

While visiting the centre located on Lamma Pind Chowk-Jandu Singha Road, the DC also interacted with the doctor, counsellor and other staff to enquire about the current process of rehabilitation. He went to the registration counter and also interacted with the recovering addicts to enquire about their health.

Expressing satisfaction over the process being followed to get them de-addicted, the inmates apprised the DC that they were recovering well, courtesy the care and recreational activities, including sports and gym, inside the center. They said a special counselling session was also being held daily to encourage them towards the main stream vis-à-vis healthy lifestyle. He also took a round of the gym, counselling room and sports activity area and appreciated these activities for the overall development and welfare of these youngsters.

Emphasising the need to restart the skill development activities inside the centre, the DC directed the officials to check the modalities for initiating mobile repair unit and some other skill development training. This endeavour can be helpful for the inmates to become self-reliant on employment front after de-addiction, said Jaspreet Singh, adding these facilities could be an opportunity for them to start a new chapter in their life. He said the district administration would extend all possible help to the centre for bright future of these youngsters. He asked the Medical Officer to prepare a report to start skill development activities at the center as soon as possible so that requisite steps could be ensured.

Check modalities for mobile repair training, officials told

Emphasising the need to restart the skill development activities inside the centre, Deputy Commissioner Jaspreet Singh on Tuesday directed the officials to check the modalities for initiating mobile repair unit and some other skill development training.

“This endeavour can be helpful for the inmates to become self-reliant on employment front after de-addiction,” said Jaspreet Singh, stressing the district administration would extend all possible help to the centre for to help youngsters start a new life.

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