Chandigarh, Jun 26 (PTI) Union minister Vijay Sampla, also Punjab unit BJP chief, took part in a marathon race oganised by the party’s youth wing across the state to mark the International Day against Drug Abuse and illicit trafficking. Also Read - Punjab CM Had Several Chances to Stop Farm Bill But He Didn't Do So: Delhi CM Kejriwal

People from all walks of life pledged to fight the menace at the “run against drugs” programme. Also Read - Night Curfew in Punjab Commences From Today, Rs 1000 Fine For Not Wearing Mask | Details Here

Sampla led the run in Mukerian, a party release said, adding the event drew huge support from people across the state, especially from youth who came out in large numbers. Also Read - Won't go to 'Open Jail' in Burari, Will Block All 5 Entry Points to Delhi: Farmers' Union to Centre

The run was organised at Hoshiarpur, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Gurdaspur, Pathankot, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Bathinda, Patiala, Mukatsar, Barnala, Faridkot, Kapurthala, Nawanshahar, Nabha, Ajnala, Malerkotla, Fazilka, Mohali, Jagraon, Khanna, Rajpura, Tarn Taran, Ropar, village Hamirgarh in District Sangrur, Batala and Mukerian.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.