Polytechnic College organises symposium on drug abuse

Team Jammu in collaboration with Government Polytechnic College Bikram Chowk organized a seminar cum symposium against drug abuse at the auditorium of the College. The students from different parts of Jammu province participated in the seminar in which speakers threw lights on menace of drug abuse and cautioned the younger generation against this deadly addiction.
Zorawar Singh Jamwal, chairman of the Team Jammu was chief guest in the function which was presided over Reetu Jamwal, Principal of the College. Shahzad Salaria, SP City South was guest of honour in the function.
The students namely Bhawana, Akshay, Arjun, Mahima, Anees and Karanjot spoke during the symposium and threw light on this menace and they emphasized on the need of formulating a comprehensive policy to check this menace.
The students and members of Team Jammu under the guidance of Jaanu Jandriya presented a skid that depicted message against drug addiction and drug abuse.
Speaking on the occasion, Zorawar Singh Jamwal said that drug addiction is destroying younger generation of the State and it is need of the hour to evolve a consensus how to deal with this deadly menace. He said that drug abuse in J&K is part of narco-terrorism, imported from the neighboring Pakistanto spoil youth of the State. He regretted that no concrete policy has been so far formulated to deal with this type of terrorism. Chairman of the Team Jammu observed that this menace has consumed lives of hundreds of youth in Jammu region and it has gripped younger generation in its grip but those at the helm of the affairs are still in deep slumber. He reiterated demand of the Team Jammu to break the strong nexus of drug mafia with other influential sections of the society. Jamwal demanded setting up rehabilitation centre on the patter on Punjab in Jammu region to save lives of those youth who are victim of this menace. He said that there is urgent need to set up such rehabilitation centres in Jammu region because parents of majority of the drug addict youth could not afford to send their children to Punjab or other parts of the country. Speaking on the occasion, Shahzad Salaria asked the students to share information with police, without any hesitation, about those people who have been involved in this supply drugs to innocent youth. He assured that identity of those who would share information with police would not be disclosed at any cost.
Principal Government Polytechnic College, Reetu Jamwal while speaking on the occasion, appreciated Team Jammu for organizing such event in the college. She said that it is need of the hour to educate youth about this menace so as to save our younger generation from becoming victim of this menace.

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