Fatehgarh Sahib, Feb 11 (UNI) Alarmed over the rise in drug addiction cases in the state, Bollywood actor, producer and director Mangal Dhillon has tried to fight against the menace through his documentary "Sarvnash".
"The fight against drug abuse will get more acceleration in coming times and the film will be shown in a large number of villages and educational institutions in Punjab to create awareness among the youth to fight drugs " Mangal Dhillon said on the occasion of the screening of ''Sarvnash' at Baba Banda Singh Bahadur Engineering College, here today.
While interacting with the college audience, Dhillon exhorted the youth to fight social evils like drug-abuse, female foeticide and dowry and promised to launch movies against various social issues.
"Such social problems and social evils can be countered by sticking to Gurbani, Sidhant and by following the teachings of great gurus and prophets" said Dhillon.
"To save cultural heritage of Punjab, we have to save our youth from drugs, vulgarity and other social evils," said Dhillon.
Dhillon said he planned to start a crusade not only to bring the drug addicts back to the mainstream but also to give them a ray of hope that "there is a chance to redeem their life through determination and spiritual course".
Dhillon, who has been involved in making films for the past many years, said "Sarvnash" has played an important role in creating awareness among the masses.
He said a team of experts prepared the theme of the documentary after analysing the impact of the drugs on the youth and the common man in the rural areas.
A product of the Department of Indian Theatre, Panjab University, Dhillon, started his carrier as a stage artiste and ran a theatre group called Natyalaya.
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