Actively promoting sports in the region the Youth Football Club (YFC) Rurka Kalan on Saturday observed International Day against Drug abuse and illicit trafficking with a sole motive to sensitise the rural youth about the adverse effects of drugs on human life.The YFC organised an event to mark the day in association with the Punjab Police Academy (PPA) Phillaur under the leadership of IPS Officer Suhail Qasim Mir. To celebrate this day, an awareness cyclothon was organised, which was participated by over 100 youth and children. The cyclothon was flagged off by Mr. Qasim Mir at DSP Office Phillaur, which further passed through the villages namely Sant Nagar, Akalpur, Bakapur, Jajja , Muthada Khurd, Bir Bansian etc.This rally was led by Mr. Suhail Qasim Mir along with the children and youngsters. The cyclothon was greeted/ felicitated by local youth and children at various villages like Akalpur, Jajja, Bir Bansian. After the completion of rally, an event was organised at YFC Stadium Rurka Kalan, where Mir and other participants were enthusiastically welcomed by the village Sarpanch, Panchayat Members, Members of Sarv Pakhi Vikas Manch, Members of Rotary Club Rurka Kalan Eco and other personalities.
Meanwhile, in order to make people aware on drugs a street play was performed by the girl football players namely Kajal, Dolly, Mandeep, Manisha, Sandeep, Pooja, Ramneek and Navneet.Sharing his views, President and Founder of YFC Gurmangal Dass said that it is high time to intensify unified efforts against drug abuse to wipe out this menace to ensure drug-free environment. He also spoke about the adverse effects of drugs on Human body and how sports could play a pivotal role to positively channelise energy of youngsters. He said “it is our responsibility to make our society drug free”.Mr. Mir also pointed out that we should protect people from drugs by promoting sports and value based education system so that none could fall prey to this menace. Moreover, Mr. Lupinder Kumar (Sub-Divisional officer from Soil Conservation Department) expressed his gratitude towards YFC Rurka Kalan, Police Department, Village Panchayat, Players and participants of cycle rally for a great event.In the End, YFC Rurka Kalan and Gram Panchayat Rurka Kalan presented a momento to Mr. Suhail Qasim Mir (IPS), Mr. Hardevpreet Singh (SHO Goraya) and Mr. Sanjeev Kapoor (SHO Phillaur). In this event Kulwinder Kaur (Sarpanch of Gram Panchayat Rurka Kalan), Daljit Kumar (Member Block Samti), Manpreet Singh (Panch), Tarlok Singh Sandhu, Balwinder Kaur (Panch), Lekh Raj Lovely, Taru Ram, Jeevan Lal (Panch), Satpal Tiwari, Harbhajan Lal, Ranjit Singh, Lambardar Ajit Singh, Harjit Singh, Mandeep Kaur, Jaskaran Singh and other players were present.