UDHAMPUR, Aug 21: DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range Sujit Kumar Singh today flagged off an anti-drugs rally at Government Degree College Udhampur and said that drugs were more dangerous than bullets of terrorists.
The rally of the students with placards and slogans against drug abuse, passed through Dak Bunglow, MH Chowk, Gole Market, Mukerji Bazar, Slathia Chowk and Domail.
Speaking on the occasion, the DIG said that when neighbouring countries failed to kill people here with bullets, they started pumping drugs into India thus crippling the whole young generation without firing even a single bullet. He further said that enemy countries with crippled economies were resorting to narco-terrorism to generate funds for themselves at the cost of destroying our young generation. Quoting from the WHO sources, Sujit Kumar Singh said that out of total drug addicts of 40 million in the whole world, India is having eight million plus drug addicts.
“Just like app play store, the God has given us a play store from where we can download apps that shape our life,” he said and called upon the students to download positive apps that make their lives healthy and happy.
Kameshwar Puri, Deputy Superintendent of Police and staff Officer to the DIG Udhampur-Reasi Range explained various aspects of commercial narcotics as also difficulties faced by the Forces, both Central and State in meeting challenges of curbing this menace.
The College Principal, Dr Nutan Kumar Resutra expressed confidence that under able Policing by officers like Sujit K Singh , a positive result will emerge in putting an end to the drug abuse.
Prominent citizens of Udhampur, including Brij Mohan Sharma, Sanjeev Dubey, Shakeel Shah, Sham Swaroop Kalsotra, Raj Guru, Vikram Salathia, Ashok Khajuria (Chairperson Bhartiya Group of Colleges) and Principals from other colleges, attended the rally.
The DIG also planted a sapling in the college and presented prizes to the students who had participated in Poster Making competition. Sonali Bharti , Prianka Manhas, Kajal Thakur ranked first, second and third respectively. Prof. Suresh Kumar Dogra, Prof Samosh Kumar and Prof Sarita Parihar were the adjudicators for the competition. The chief guest also distributed track suits amongst NSS volunteers of the college and witnessed exhibition of posters made by participants . The entire programme was anchored by Dr Rippy Bawa.