Bhagwant Mann Anti-Drug Campaign Hope Initiative of 35,000 Students at Golden Temple

35,000 students and Bhagwant Mann's anti-drug campaign at Golden Temple

Bhagwant Mann said this is the first mass movement of its kind against drugs


Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Wednesday offered ‘ardas’ (prayers) along with 35,000 school children at the Golden Temple here to make Punjab a drug-free state.

The Chief Minister was visiting the Golden Temple to launch Amritsar Police’s ‘Hope Initiative’ against drug menace.

Elementary school students offered prayers wearing yellow turbans, scarves and dupattas.

For many years, Harmandir Sahib has been a source of inspiration for all the noble causes of humanity.

He said the only motive of this ‘Ardas’ is to seek blessings for the success of this mission aimed at removing the curse of drugs from the nation.

The participation of a large number of students shows that the young generation is ready to support the state government in this noble cause, he added.

Mr. Bhagwant Mann said this is the first mass movement of its kind against drugs and will destroy the root of this menace.

Under the Hope Initiative, a three-pronged strategy of prayer, commitment and play is being used, he said, adding that this is the first time that an anti-drug campaign has started from the grassroots level.

Thousands of people, including students, joined the campaign and prayed online.

Mann said that with the active support and cooperation of the people, the day when the drug menace would be wiped out from Punjab would not be far away.

On the one hand, he said, the focus is on disrupting drug supply lines by putting drug traffickers behind bars, and on the other, on treating and rehabilitating drug victims.

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