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Students taking part in drug awareness campaign organized by Army
Students taking part in drug awareness campaign organized by Army

Amritsar, June 04, 2015 (Munish Sharma): A Drug Awareness Campaign was conducted by the Army’s DBN Brigade under the aegis of Panther Division at Dera Baba Nanak today. The aim of the campaign was to create awareness about ill effects of drugs and educate local youth about the healthy way of life. Over 2,000 students from various schools, colleges, sports clubs and NGOs participated in the Campaign.

The Campaign commenced with a Drug Awareness March from Kallanwali Chowk to DBN Stadium followed by inauguration by Lt Gen Kamaljit Singh (Retd) and Maj Gen Sanjay Thapa, GOC Panther Division. GOC Panther Division exhorted the youth to shun drugs and join the Armed Forces to serve the Nation. De-addiction awareness stalls and programmes were put up by Red Cross Society and other NGOs to create awareness amongst local youth. The event also included Recruitment Information Kiosk, display of weapons, equipment and ceremonial dresses by Army.

The event was attended by Lt Gen Kamaljit Singh (Retd), Col A S Bhullar (Retd), ESM Chairman Sub Balbir Singh (Retd), S S Bal, SDM DBN, MrHarpal Singh, DSP DBN, Baba Sukhdeep Singh Bedi, Chairman Municipal committee DBN, Red Cross Society and Principal of nine Schools. The Campaign culminated with felicitation of participants and vote of thanks by Commander DBN Brigade.

The Campaign was well received by the local population, especially the youth and will go a long way in increasing awareness amongst people about ill effects of drugs. The event is a conscious effort by Indian Army in conjunction with the civil administration to contribute towards Nation building.

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