To highlight and create awareness about drug addiction, The Kalgidhar Trust, an international non-profit organisation with its headquarters at Baru Sahib, Sirmour, Himachal Pradesh, organised its second annual social and spiritual event “Shaam-e-Roohani 2016” at Punjab Kala Bhawan, Sector 16.

The audience comprised eminent educationists, heads of colleges, schools, industries, doctors and retired officers of the tricity.

The trust’s Akal Drug De-Addiction Centre is located at Cheema Sahib, Sangrur, Punjab, which has successfully treated more than 4,500 addicts till now.

“The Kalgidhar Trust has taken up the mission of eradicating the drug menace in Punjab with a vision to open 22 de-addiction centres with the active support of our volunteers and the public,” said, Baba Iqbal Singh, president, The Kalgidhar Trust, while speaking on the occasion.

Dr (Col) Rajinder Singh, director, de-addiction projects, said though drug addiction was a global problem, it had a local dimension in the youth of Punjab because of the state’s proximity to the Golden Crescent
(Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran).

“Through this event, we are making an appeal to society to join us in the fight against drug addiction. If we don’t take up this challenge now, then in next few years, every family in Punjab will have an addict, including ours,” he said.

Dr Singh informed the trust was now opening its new centre at Chunni Kalan, Fatehgarh Sahib, to help addicts in Chandigarh, Mohali, Panchkula and adjoining areas.

The foundation stone of Akal Drug De-Addiction and Rehab Centre, Chunni Kalan, Fatehgarh Sahib, was laid by Bada Iqbal Singh yesterday.

The unique feature of this centre would be to provide appropriate vocational skills to the inmates so that they could earn their livelihood and become respected members of society, informed Dr Singh.
Students present divine music, play.

Over fifty students of the Akal College of Divine Music and the Akal College of Nursing presented a soulful divine music and a socially relevant play on drug abuse under the aegis of the Kalgidhar Trust, Baru Sahib, Himachal Pardesh, at the Randhwa auditorium here today.

Veritably titled “Shaam-e- Roohani-2016”, the programme included deliberations on the drug menace.
The programme commenced with an unique instrumental music recital and Shabad gayan by 16 girls and a boy under the direction of Dr Purvi.

They enthralled the audience with the rendition of a shabad, Bba Kahan khusi khuar.

Nursing students staged a play, “Tabah”, directed by Dr Kulbir Virk, and a mesmerising mime, “Heal the World”, presented by 23 students and directed by Kalpana, Savita and Mandeep.

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