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Students take part in Runs for Say No to Drugs organized by PCTE in Ludhiana on February 24, 2014
Students take part in Runs for Say No to Drugs organized by PCTE in Ludhiana on February 24, 2015

Ludhiana, February 24, 2015 (Neel Kamal Sonu): Keeping in mind the increasing rate of usage of drugs especially among youth, PCTE Group of Institutes Runs for “Say No to Drugs” at its Campus II today afternoon. To promote the message of Anti Drug among youth the event was customized where hundreds of students participated and completed the Road race.

The race took off from Campus-II and concluded at Campus-I. 391 boys, 263 girls and 15 faculty members completed the race although about 1000 participated in the event. The students were highly motivated and cheered on by their classmates and other faculty members. The students ran for about 2 kilometers.

Sukhpreet Singh, BCA-3C stood first whereas Alerve, BCA-1B and Noel, BBA-1C stood second and third respectively among Boys. Among girls Depinder Kaur Sekhon, B.Com-3A stood first, Milandeep Kaur, B.Pharma 3 stood second and Vivine, B.Sc-ATHM stood third. Faculty member Jaspreet Singh finished foremost and amongst the lady faculty members Natasha Uppal finished first.

Prof. Swapan Channana, Unit Head, PCTE said “This is the regular event, which helps students realize the benefits of maintaining good health and good lifestyle in the smart street world they have to create a space for themselves today.” He added that it was necessary that the students are in perfect health and activities like these shape the behavior of students.

Stanely a student from Nigeria doing ATHM at PCTE said, “In his country it is a physical tough terrain and it makes it easier for them to jog out on even geographical ground.”

Dr. KNS Kang, Director General PCTE Group of Institutes said that “The run was an effort on the part of institute to promote awareness against drugs among the youth." He also added that, Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body but also it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. He stressed on “Say No to Drugs an important condition to achieve prosperous society."

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