Cabinet Minister Punjab Pargat Singh today called upon the National Cadet Corps (NCC) volunteers to play a proactive role for wiping out social maladies in the state.Interacting with the NCC cadets during its raising day here at the local Lyallpur Khalsa College, the Minister said that since NCC is a premier organization that is channelizing the productive energy of youth in positive direction, so its cadets can play an important role in galvanizing the youth against several social maladies. He said that during the camps NCC cades imbibe the ethos of patriotism, nationalism and service to mankind in their lives which can play an important role in construction of a harmonious society.
Mr. Pargat Singh said that the NCC cadets must inspire their peers in schools/ colleges for waging a war against social maladies and contribute immensely in nation buildingAccompained by group commander Brigadier IS Bhalla, Additinal Director General (ADG) NCC JS Sandhu, Secretary Governing Council of Layalpur Khalsa College Jaspal Singh, giving a clarion call for wiping out the curse of drugs from the state to make it completely drug free, the Education Minister said that being a border state Punjab is fighting nation’s war against drugs and participation in youth in general and NCC cadets in particular is must for eliminating this curse. He said that Punjab government has already snapped the supply line of drugs through effective measures but the need of hour is that youngsters must come forward for creating massive awareness to check its demand. Mr. Pargat Singh said that here the role of NCC is a huge one as there is a huge scope for harnessing the massive potential of the disciplined NCC cadets in the government’s fight against drug abuse.The Education Minister said that NCC cadets can help in saving generations of the state from curse of drugs. He said that NCC cadets should discuss harmful effects of drugs from time to time and also identify signs of drug use among peer group and encourages them not to indulge in drug abuse. Mr. Pargat Singh said that every NCC cadet should be a flag holder of the commitment of Punjabis to make Punjab drug free.Earlier Minister hoisted the flag of NCC and felicitated some meritorious cadets for their outstanding performance. He also took a round of the various exhibition counters set up by the army to encourage youngsters to join armed forces.