Fatehgarh Sahib, December 3 The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) has decided to open 21new educational institutes, including 10 colleges and 11 schools, within two years in rural areas to provide quality and professional education to village youths, said Avtar Singh Makkar, president, SGPC, while talking to mediapersons after presiding over a meeting of the management committee of Mata Gujri College here today.
On increasing use of drugs by youths, he said that a special campaign would be launched by the SGPC and all the members of the committee would be asked to prepare lists of drug addicts in villages falling in their respective areas, following this, the SGPC would organise special drug de-addiction camps to enable them live a better life.
He said that sports could be effectively utilised to channelise the energy of youths and divert their attention from the menace of drug. He announced to set up a hockey team of the SGPC that would provide employment to Sikh youths. He said that an astroturf would be installed at Mata Gujri College here in order to promote the game of hockey.