Jalandhar district administration to run anti-drug campaign with Art of Living

Tribune News Service

JALANDHAR, NOVEMBER 22

The district plans to run its anti-drug campaign by involving volunteers from NGO Art of Living.

Participating in a video conference chaired by Director Information & Public Relations Sumeet Jarangal, Additional Deputy Commissioner Amarjit Bains said under Mission Red Sky, there are 520 drug-dependent youths and of them 58 were provided with job opportunities while 98 others have been taking skill development training. The remaining drug dependents would soon get job opportunities so as to bring them back in the mainstream, he added.

Bains said as many as 23,000 volunteers have been enrolled by the administration in the district, who have been working in both urban and rural areas to spread awareness among masses against drug abuse and to protect youngsters from falling prey to drugs.

Meanwhile, representatives from Art of Living also joined the video conference and shared their vision to carry out the anti-drug drive in partnership with the district administration to make Punjab a drug-free state. Representatives from various departments were also present at the meeting.

Tribune Shorts


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