Panjab University ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre organizes a Special Lecture


Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh ICSSR North-Western Regional Centre organized a Special Lecture on “Genealogy of Drug Menace in North-West India: A Prognosis” on here today at the ICSSR Complex, PU.

Formerly Professor of Political Science, PU, Professor P.S. Verma, in his engaging talk traced the history of Drug menace in North-West India to Afghanistan poppy fields and elaborated in minute details how Drug turned into a lucrative business.

Punjab is on the busy route of Drug trade from Afghanistan and Pakistan where many a people got entangled in its vicious tentacles. The only most sustainable way out seems to be a concerted effort by international, national, state and grassroots intervention to bridle the Drug menace. Drug abuse has shattered many a families and posing a serious challenge to effective governance. He substantiated his arguments while citing many examples where drug led to wars.

Member Parliament, Shri Avinash Rai Khanna in his presidential remarks said that we can tackle drug menace through a strong social networking and grooming culturally rich families. He shared 39 symptoms to identify a victim of this fast expanding social evil. He also made a difference between a patient of drug abuse and its accused. In a most passionate way he also appealed to the entire participant to be at guard at their respective levels to get rid of this wide spread menace. The lecture was well attended and followed by vigorous discussion.


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