Sports most lethal weapon against drugs menace: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Singh Mann on Tuesday said promotion of sports culture can be the most effective tool in the state government’s crusade against drugs.

Addressing a function where Rs 33.83 crore was distributed among168 medal winners in Asian and National Games, Mann the unbounded energy of the youth is being utilised for sports excellence.

He said the youth who are involved in sports have no time even to look at drugs because they are using all their might to excel in their respective fields. Mann envisioned that this will go a long way in eliminating the curse of drugs from the state and making the youth an equal partner in Punjab’s socio-economic development.

Mann said the state government is judiciously spending every single penny for the progress of the state and welfare of its people. He said the state government has checked the pilferage of public money effectively and now the money is being spent for the welfare of the common man. He said the sole aim of the state government is to ensure the progress and prosperity of the state.

Congratulating all the players for their rare feat in the field of sports, he said this is a historic day as all the players have converged here for this function. He said it is a dream come true for him as the functions for celebrating happiness are being held in the state.

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