Dogra Kranti Dal organizes run against drugs

Dignitaries felicitating winners of run against drugs at Jammu on Tuesday.
Dignitaries felicitating winners of run against drugs at Jammu on Tuesday.

Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Sept 17: Continuing its crusade against prevalent drug menace among the youth of J&K, Dogra Kranti Dal organized a run against drugs.
Balwant Singh Mankotia former MLA and Chief Patron Dogra Kranti Dal flagged off run against drugs from Balidan Stambh here today.
The marathon comprising hundreds of youth after passing through Bahu Fort Chowk-Jammu University road-Bikram Chowk-Dogra Chowk-Vinayak Bazaar-Gumat-Indira Chowk-Shalimar Chowk-Dogra Hall-Kachi Chawni-Panjtirthi, finally culminated at Heritage Mubarak Mandi.
Mankotia among other dignitaries distributed trophies along with cash rewards to the winners and runner-ups.
Addressing the young gathering, Mankotia launched a scathing attack on Pakistan for spreading the drugs all across the IB and LoC to destroy the life of the youth and for luring young people to subversive and terror related activities. He advised the participants to defeat nefarious design of the hostile nation by saying No to Heroin (Chitta) which has pushed the lives of several youth in darkness.
“Say No to Pakistan’s sponsored drug menace, terrorism and Yes to PM Narendra Modi’s Fit India Mission”, pledged Mankotia while administrating oath to the participants.
He further pointed out that a person has to undergo three phases of life i.e childhood, adulthood and old age. While the children spend the phase being dependent on the parents, old pin their hope with their children for survival but if young people were trapped in drug addiction the meaning and purpose of being young stands defeated, he added.
The addict neither contributes to society nor to nation and remains dependent on toxic and fatal drugs all his life, Mankotia stated.
During the presentation ceremony, Kulbir Singh was declared winner with prize money of Rs 5,100 and trophy, Balwinder Singh as first runner up with cash prize of Rs 3,100 and trophy, Sunil Chowdhary as second runner up with prize money of Rs 2,100 and trophy and Dalvir Singh as third runner up with cash prize of Rs 1,100 and trophy.