Chandigarh: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a day-long visit to Chandigarh on Saturday, where he is scheduled to inaugurate a conference on drug trafficking and national security, officials said.
In addition to Shah, the national conference will hear from Punjab governor and Chandigarh Union Territory Administrator Banwarilal Purohit; the chief ministers of Punjab, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh; the lieutenant governor of Jammu and Kashmir; and the Union minister of social justice and empowerment.
As per an official release, at the conference, it is expected that more than 30,000 kg of drugs will be destroyed by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati, and Kolkata.
The drug dumping campaign by the NCB got underway on June 1 and over 51,217 kg of narcotics have been destroyed so far in 11 states till July 29, as reported.
The NCB has taken a vow to destroy 75,000 kg of drugs as part of the 75th anniversary of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”.
After the conference, Shah is set to meet the chief ministers, the Punjab governor and Union territory administrator, the Jammu and Kashmir lieutenant governor, the chief secretaries and directors generals of police of Chandigarh, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
He has a busy schedule and will attend a function at Mauli Jagran where Shah will have to inaugurate three government school buildings.
After a dinner at the Punjab Raj Bhawan, Shah will attend the “Har Ghar Tiranga” and “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” events at Sukhna Lake. After that, he will leave for New Delhi.
Amit Shah has to lay the foundation stone of the multi-level parking adjacent to the district court complex in Sector 43, officials said.
This is Shah’s second visit to Chandigarh in four months. Previously, he visited the city on March 27, when he laid the foundation stones of several projects.