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Opinion Akal Takht Concerned On Drug Addiction, Copying During Exams

aristotle

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May 11, 2010
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Akal Takht jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh expressed concern over drug addiction among the Sikh youth and the use of unfair means during examinations in schools and colleges.

"Drugs, liquor and copying have become the main hurdles in the progress of the Sikh community. We have always been a community associated with hard work, progress and development, but unfortunately these evils have taken hold of our youth," the jathedar said in his customary Diwali day or Bandhi Chhor Divas message to the community from atop Darshani Deori.

He appealed to one and all, including parents, to take steps to check drug addiction and liquor intake among their children. On the use of unfair means in exams, the jathedar sought to remind members of the community that such methods would not take a youngster very far.

"It is unfortunate that Diwali has become associated with drinking (liquor) and gambling. We are forgetting that it is an important religious event for all," he added.

Giani Gurbachan Singh regretted that due to lack of proper guidance, particularly from parents and teachers, Sikh youngsters were not being taught their mother tongue (Punjabi). "The result is that children are not familiar with Sikh religion and history and are being drawn away from their culture and customs, he added.

"I appeal to all to make the use of Punjabi a habit at home. Nameplates at homes and work places should also be in the mother language. We must make it a habit to print marriage invitation cards in Punjabi," he added in his message.

He called for setting up more sporting facilities in Punjab so as to prevent the youth from being hooked to drugs and liquor. He also called for imparting quality education and taking stern steps to check the use of unfair means in exams.

(Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/punjab/amritsar/akal-takht-worried-over-drug-abuse-copying-among-sikh-youth/article1-1147095.aspx)
 
Sep 19, 2013
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Oh, these youths, always at fault for their drug-taking and hooliganism! ;)

Interestingly enough the leaders never condemn the drug-pushers and dealers, who enslave the kids' bodies and minds for their own profit. Or the corrupt politicians who allow these dealers to operate with impunity.

The problems with the Sikh youth are merely symptoms of the problems with the Sikh society.
 

Luckysingh

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Dec 4, 2011
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Does anyone realize who are the real drug lords in Punjab ?
Not the dirty, intoxicated amlees that you see pushing them/consuming them, BUT the people behind the larger distributions and supply ??
What do all the police officers do with the drugs they seize off the street ?
 

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