Amit Shah will inaugurate a conference on drug trafficking and national security in Chandigarh on Saturday

Union Home Minister Amit Shah will pay a one-day visit to Chandigarh on Saturday, where he is to inaugurate a conference on drug trafficking and national security, officials said. Besides Shah, the national conference will be addressed by Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory of Chandigarh Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Ministers of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu- and Kashmir and the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.

During the conference, more than 30,000 kg of drugs will be burned and disposed of by Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) teams in Delhi, Chennai, Guwahati and Kolkata, according to an official statement.

The NCB launched the Drug Elimination Campaign on June 1 and more than 51,217 kg of narcotics have been eliminated by it in 11 states till July 29, according to the statement.

As part of the “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav” celebrations, the NCB pledged to destroy 75,000 kg of drugs on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Independence.

After the conference, Shah will meet with Chief Ministers, Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Union Territory, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police of Chandigarh , Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.

In the evening, he will attend a ceremony in Mauli Jagran for the inauguration of three government school buildings. After dinner at the Punjab Raj Bhawan, Shah will attend the ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ and ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ events at Sukhna Lake before departing for New Delhi.

During the visit, the Union Home Secretary will lay the foundation stone for the multi-level car park adjoining the District Courts complex in Sector 43, officials said. Saturday’s visit will be Shah’s second trip to Chandigarh in four months. During his previous visit to Chandigarh on March 27, Shah inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for several projects.

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