SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government is committed to making Himachal Pradesh drug-free by ensuring the effective enforcement of law to check this menace, besides ensuring people’s participation for making it a mass movement, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the 9th Himachal Pradesh Police and Airtel Half Marathon-2019 held here today.
A major part of the anti-drug strategy of the state government focuses on certain drugs originally derived from plant sources such as cannabis and opium, he said, adding that the state government has taken stringent steps against cultivation of these drugs.
The Chief Minister launched ‘Student Police Cadet Programme’ on the occasion. The programme envisages inculcating respect for the laws, enforcing discipline and civic sense and developing empathy for vulnerable sections of society.
CM also launched an app on ‘Drug-Free Himachal’ and ‘Nasha Nivaran Toll Free Helpline-1908’ and said anyone can register complaint against drug peddler through the app.
The Chief Minister also awarded prizes to the winners of the Half Marathon.