Mobilisation of Drug Abuse Prevention Officers discussed at Ludhiana

March 14, 2018 11:43 PM

Ludhiana, March 14, 2018: Ahead of the state level launch of anti-drugs programme, a meeting was held here on Wednesday to chalk out modalities to mobilise maximum volunteers to enrol as Drug Abuse Prevention Officers (DAPO) for Ludhiana, Jagraon, Khanna and Nawanshahr areas.

Senior officials discuss mobilisation of Drug Abuse Prevention Officer in meeting at Ludhiana

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh will formally launch the program by administering the oath to all the DAPO volunteers during the state level function to be held on March 23, the Martyrdom Day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh at Khatkar Kalan, his ancestral village in Shaheed Bhagat Singh (SBS) Nagar.

This was stated by IG Special Task Force (STF) Punjab Police Parmod Ban, who held a meeting with Police Commissioner RN Dhoke, Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, Superintendents of Police (SPs) Khanna, Jagraon, Nawanshahr and other senior officials on Wednesday evening at Police Lines. 

He said that main motive of DAPO program is to build Nasha Mukti Mohallas (NMMs) and the process of registering volunteers has already started in various districts of Punjab. 

The teams will be formed to implement the program at the grassroots level and if anyone wants to contribute towards the eradication of drugs in Punjab by becoming DAPO volunteer, they can register themselves at www.ppsaanjh.in or in Sanjh Kendra. 

He said that DAPO volunteers will be trained and would be issued identity cards. Each DAPO will be responsible for creating awareness, facilitate de-addiction of victims identify and protect vulnerable people, promote sports or positive activity in the locality and coordinate with the administration, he added. 

Police Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner assured to make the program a success in their jurisdiction. 

DIG Gursharan Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Development)Neeru Katyal Gupta, Deputy Commissioners of Police (DCPs) Ashwani Kapur, Gagan Ajit Singh and others were present. 

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