Chandigarh May 6, 2019
Mr Harpreet Sidhu, IPS, ADG and Special Principal Secretary to CM Punjab gave a talk on comprehensive action against Drug Abuse in Punjab at the Department of Sociology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, here today.
Mr. Sidhu said that problem of Drug Abuse has to be tackled economically,
politically and socially in a detailed presentation. He discussed different dimensions of Drug Abuse in Punjab and the novel methods being adopted by the Punjab Government to combat that menace which involved combined effort of the state, doctors, community and the individuals. He also discussed the efforts being made by the Government to involve the peer group and the teachers in the buddy programme so that drug addiction could be tackled at it’s roots.
His talk was followed by an interactive discussion that brought out different dimensions of drug abuse in Punjab, informed Prof. Kumool Abbi, Chairperson, Department of Sociology, PU.