GUWAHATI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will inaugurate the third edition of a two-day conference of the Superintendents of Police (SP) of Assam today.
The event will be held at the Police Training Centre in Dergaon of Assam's Golaghat district.
The Union Home Minister is on a 3-day Assam visit and will inaugurate the conference at around 4-30 pm. Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma will also attend in the inaugural session of the SP conference.
The second edition of the two-day SP conference was held at Duliajan in Assam's Dibrugarh district in January this year while the first SP conference was held at Kaziranga in June last year.
Earlier today, the Union Home Minister arrived at Kamakhya temple in Assam on Sunday. Shah was seen offering prayers as the state chief Himanta Biswa Sarma accompanied him. Earlier on October 8, the Union Home Minister stressed on making India drug-free and called for cooperation among the northeastern states for solving the drug problem.
Other than Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Union Minister G Kishan Reddy were also present at the meeting. While addressing the meeting Shah said, "Our honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target of 'Drug-free India' on the occasion of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
All the government departments and government agencies are working towards it. But, it is also our responsibility to make sure that our PM's target is completed."
"Today, regional cooperation is being held on illegal smuggling and national security. Earlier, we held a summit in Chandigarh with the northern states from Kashmir to Delhi. Similarly, today we have brought all the north-eastern states together for the fight against drugs," Shah said.
The former BJP President called out Afghanistan and Myanmar as the two main hotspots of drug smuggling and said that drugs and anti-national activities are "two sides of the same coin".