- These villages include Manakwal, Bagli Khurd, Roopa, Jahangir, Deeva Khosa, Deeva Mander & Zulamgarh
- Residents of these villages give it in writing, pledge not to indulge in any activity related to drugs
The mission Tandarust Punjab receives overwhelming response as seven villages of Ludhiana district declare themselves Drug Free. The villages Manakwal, Bagli Khurd, Roopa, Jahangir, Deeva Khosa, Deeva Mander and Zulamgarh not only organised functions to declare themselves Drug Free but also the residents of these villages give it in writing and pledge not to indulge in any activity related to drugs in future too.
The residents of village Manakwal have declared themselves Drug Free in the presence of Member of Parliament Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu and Mr Kuldeep Singh Vaid, MLA Gill, who had reached the village to congratulate the village residents and attend a function in this regard. They congratulated the village residents for setting an example for the entire state.
Meanwhile, Mr. Dhruv Dahiya, SSP Khanna, informed that six villages of Khanna police district have declared themselves as “drug free”. He stated that the Mission Tandarust Punjab launched by the state government has been getting good response in Khanna. He said that the residents of the area were being regularly educated about the ill effects of drugs and that was why, the residents of six villages falling under his jurisdiction have declared themselves “Drug Free”.
The residents of these six villages held functions in their respective villages to announces themselves ‘Drug Free’ and these functions were attended by the prominent people of the area, senior police officials and concerned SHOs. “During these functions, the residents announced their villages to be drug free. They even gave it in writing to the police that no person from their villages is a drug addict or is a drug peddler and they will not indulged in any activity in future too”, he added.
Mr Dahiya said that soon, other villages under Police District Khanna would also become drug free and day is not far when Khanna Police would act as a role model for building a drug free society.
It is pertinent to mention here that to prove themselves as Drug Free, the residents of village Manakwal had approached the Commissioner of Police Ludhiana and Civil Surgeon Ludhiana, after which a team of District Health Department had visited the village and found them drug free.
Kanwar Harpreet Singh, a residents of village Manakwal said that they have been able to make the village drug free only due to the motivation by the elders. Village Sarpanch Mr Gurchet Singh listed the achievements of the village cricket team and other sports activities.
Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu, MP interacted with the village cricket team and honoured them with certificates. He also announced a grant of Rs 5 lakh for the village and also stated that more grant would be issued for the village health club and other development works. He also announced that an open gym would also be opened in the village. Mr Vaid assured, MLA Gill also ensured uninterrupted development of the entire village.