Deep drug nexus aimed to destroy J&K’s Young lot: LG Manoj Sinha

JAMMU — Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Siniha Friday said that under a well-though out deep-rooted nexus, an attempt is being made to destroy the society and youth of the UT.

He, however, was quick to add that the Government will go tough against the drug peddlers and those behind the drug trade.

LG Sinha was speaking at the Rajya Puraskar Ceremony of J&K Bharat Scouts & Guides at Convention Centre, Jammu. LG is the Chief Patron of Jammu & Kashmir Bharat Scouts & Guides, congratulated the Rajya Puraskar Awardee Scouts & Guides and lauded their contribution to the society.

“There is a deep rooted nexus of drug peddlers. An attempt is being made to destroy the society and its youth by luring them towards drugs,” he said, adding that the government will go tough against drug peddlers and those promoting the drug business.

He said that with its aspirational vision, Scouts & Guides is leading the change in society especially by serving vulnerable sections of the community & enabling the youth leaders to drive transformative change.

The LG called upon the youth to follow the rich legacy of Mahamana Pt. Madan Mohan Malaviya and dedicate themselves in the service of the nation.

“The young generation is the key to change and today they are eager to play a bigger role in sustainable economic growth and social cohesion. With their commitment to selfless service, Scouts & Guides is contributing to build an inclusive & prosperous society,” the LG said, adding that in the fast-changing world, Scouts & Guides will have to turn their voice into action.

In the partnership with local administration, they must engage in social welfare works to complement the government’s efforts and to develop new youth networks to promote peaceful, equal and just communities.

The LG also urged the trainers and teaching community to nurture individual growth and leadership qualities amongst the youth. — (KNO)