Punjab Governor: Drugs Have Entered Schools and Children are Getting Addicted
The governor of Punjab, Banwarilal Purohit has said the drug menace in the state has reached a point where school children are getting addicted. He pointed out that these drugs are easily accessible to students who then get involved with gangs and said that the objective of his visit is not to blame anyone but to raise awareness,
Banwarilal Purohit is on a two-day tour of Punjab’s border villages where drugs are allegedly easily accessible as groceries. The governor will be visiting Pathankot, Gurdaspur, Amritsar, Fazilka, and Ferozepur during his two-day visit and will interact with sarpanches and other prominent local residents of the districts as he wants to get feedback from people on problems being faced by them.
In Pathankot, Purohit said, “It is a matter of worry. It is not the question of adults only. Drugs have entered schools and children are getting addicted. Parents are feeling helpless. Some children get addicted to the extent that they start stealing in their homes and we are getting several complaints in this regard. They get trapped in clutches of gangs who are dominating.”