IMG_0767 IMG_0802Surrey: An Outreach Program, themed   ‘Protecting Peace and Preventing Drug Violence’, against Drugs and Violence in Surrey was organized at Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib in Surrey on April 26. Hundreds joined to listen to powerful speakers and deliberate about the issue.

The recent shootings in Surrey have shaken the Surrey community and the Gurdwara feels responsible to proactively engage with the public in stopping this senseless violence. It is a campaign to educate our community about the dangers of exposure to drugs and to encourage them to take action to protect them. The emphasis of the program was to discuss and to find solutions to prevent intervene and suppress drugs and violence in the community.

Eloquent Speakers from all walks of the community presented their perspective about the drug violence in Surrey. Detective Jag Khosa of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit-British Columbia shared his experiences of dealing with those involved in the drug violence.

Harpreet Singh, Conservative Party Candidate in Surrey Newton informed the gathering of the tough laws introduced by the Conservative government and asked the public to support the laws so that the community could be made safer.
The leadership taken by Giani Narinder Singh of Gurdwara Dukh Niwaran Sahib, Harpreet Singh, Global Girl Power and Gur Sobha Foundation was complimented for their efforts in organizing the solution oriented discussion forum to get rid of the gang violence among the community.