Chandigarh

“I, MAZDOOR SENA, PLEDGE TO HAVE A DRUG FREE LIFE”

August 02, 2018 07:58 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

In a bid to curb the increasing drug menace in the city, the Mazdoor Sena today organized an anti-drugs program at the rehabilitation colony in Dhanas. The program was attended by Dr. (Prof.) Akshay Anand from the PGI, SHO Ram Ratan Sharma and Advocate Neeraj Hans among others.

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he event was chaired by Mazdoor Sena president Meghraj Verma. The speakers who addressed the people present at the event had a common message: the menace of drugs can be curbed with the collective efforts of the family, society and the government. Welcoming the guests and the people who had gathered for the program, Mazdoor Sena Chairman Saurabh Joshi expressed his concerns on the increasing drug menace in the city.

Smugglers should be tried in fast track courts and law should provide for death to the guilty, Juvenile smugglers/peddlers should be sentenced to spend their entire life serving patients in de-addiction centres instead of being sent to correctional homes: Saurabh Joshi

*A collective effort and campaign required against drugs: SHO Ram Ratan

*Joint efforts of the family, society and government will help eradicate drugs: Dr. Akshay Anand

Joshi said that the Sena had taken a resolve to make Chandigarh a drug-free city, which it will achieve at any cost. At the same time Joshi called for a stricter law to deal with drug peddlers and smugglers. Smugglers should be tried in fast track courts and law should provide for death to the guilty, he said, adding that juvenile smugglers/peddlers should be sentenced to spend their entire life serving patients in de-addiction centres instead of being sent to correctional homes.

Dr. Akshay Anand, meanwhile said that the problem of drugs was a mental one and it has to be dealt accordingly. He stressed that the patients need to be identified properly. There are 50 to 60 per cent patients who are suffering with a mental problem, he said. Speaking on the occasion Dhanas SHO Ram Ratan Sharma said that the police can solve the problem only to a certain extent. Hence, while the law takes its course, the society, schools and families need to play a bigger role. Awareness is more effective than the law, said Sharma.

In the meantime, Advocate Neeraj Hans said that one needs to bring about positive changes in his/her life, then only will the society change. Spiritual heads have a larger role to play as they can go to the doorsteps and spread awareness. Spirituality can make a difference, he said. The program was attended by Mazdoor Sena senior vice-president Kaliram, Kishan Chand Mandiyal, Parshuram, Om Prakash Sharma, secretary general Zoravar Singh, Madan Mandal, Ram Shukla, vice-president Barsawan Choudhary, Ram Sunder, Rajneesh Kumar Bhardwaj, joint secretary Surjit Singh Fauji, press secretary Jagroshan, office secretary Charan Singh, Parmila, Babita and others.

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