Tanda/Hoshiarpur: Citing reports of third death at a police recruitment drive in Kurukshetra in Haryana due to suspected drug overdose, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that the problem of drugs was not as acute and the state was being defamed unnecessarily. The Deputy CM said that a youth in Haryana died due to overdose of performance enhancing drug but sadly Punjab youth was being painted as drug addicts. Countering the drug addict tag, Sukhbir Badal said that on July 5, as many as 6.5 lakh youth would be turning up for police recruitment in Punjab.
“The recruitment drive would be an answer to such nefarious campaigns of our political opponents. Every youth would have to undergo a dope test and people would come to know, if there was any drug problem, as was being projected in the state”, he said. In Hoshiarpur for two-day sangat darshan programme, which started on Thursday, the Deputy CM said that the police recruitment drive would be the biggest survey to find out whether there was a drug problem in Punjab or not.
“In my opinion, Punjab was the least affected state due to drugs in the entire country”, he added. The Deputy CM further elaborated that not a single candidate during Army recruitment drive one and a half years ago in Patiala was found positive in drug test which itself was a befitting reply to all those defaming Punjab only to gain political mileage.
Exhorts V-Cs to establish skill devp centres
Jalandhar: Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday asked the vice chancellors of all state as well as private universities including eminent colleges to establish one skill centre each to give boost to vocational training in Punjab. Deputy CM on Thursday held a meeting with vice chancellors of state universities as well as private universities on Thursday evening and exhorted them to train at least 500 students per year in the skill development centres. DP
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