Khatkar Kalan: As per media reports Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh launched the DAPO (Drug Abuse Prevention Officer) programme here on Friday to involve government employees and other residents of Punjab in the fight against drugs.
Capt also inaugurated the renovated museum of Shaheed Bhagat Singh during the state-level function to mark Martyrs’ Day.
Dedicating the day to youth empowerment, the Chief Minister also launched the DAPO (Drug Abuse Prevention Officer) programme to involve government employees and other residents of Punjab in the fight against drugs.
At noon, as part of a state-wide ceremony, Capt Amarinder took the Drug Abuse Prevention Officer oath and administered it to the youths present and other volunteers through video-conferencing.
As per The Tribune Chief Minister became the state’s first DAPO, with Special Task Force (STF) chief Harpreet Singh Sidhu presenting him the DAPO identity card.
The Chief Minister then handed over a similar card to Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu and two citizen volunteers.
Amarinder said more than 4.25 lakh volunteers had already been enrolled on the DAPO website.
Congress MLAs Angad Singh, Rana Gurmeet Sodhi, Darshan Lal Mangupur and Raj Kumar Chabbewal were among those present.