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BSF helps youths in Punjab to tackle drug abuse, serve country


BSF helps youths in Punjab to tackle drug abuse, serve country

Amritsar, Sep 09 (ANI): India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) has adopted around 200 youths from various villages in Punjab to help them come out of drug menace and prepare to be part of armed forces. Punjab's rural youth is involved in vicious circle of drug addiction, unemployment and crime.

BSF is imparting education as well as physical training to these youths for the recruitment tests. The officials are also regularly giving tutorials to help the youth improve and learn in Attari sector of Amritsar city.

BSF is not only providing them with books and other study material but also organizing special sessions for reasoning and mathematics by calling in trained professionals from other cities. This step has provided ray of hope among the youngsters who now wish to serve their country.

Punjab has long been a transit point for drugs from Afghanistan, but is now itself India's heaviest consuming opium state.

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