Public Information Meet at Punjab Police Jalandhar
A God sent opportunity came our way through the person of Shri Rajiv Ahir IPS. Commandant 7th PAP battalion and with whole hearted blessings Shri Rajan Gupta ADGP, Incharge of Punjab Armed Police, to address all ranks of PAP and their families at the police HQ’s at Jalandhar.
Local AA members from Jalandhar & members from Chandigarh, Karnal & Kapurthala came together for this event.
The audience consisted of about a thousand persons.
Shri. Rajiv Ahir introduced us and Alcoholics Anonymous and his experience with AA of last three years since we conducted a workshop for police personnel under his command, when he was the police chief of Kapurthala.
Sudeep S. was given to conduct proceedings thereafter, which he did with plenty of flair. (With his tall frame he was an attractive presence.)
Sunil G. of Chandigarh shared his vast experience & informed the audience of the history of AA, its presence across the world, the Preamble of AA & his own brief story.
Sandeep S. (Sandy) of Chandigarh, in his native Punjabi, spell-bound the audience with his story. That really got the audience interested in the proceedings.
Sidhu sahib, himself an ex serviceman and an international sportsman & his gentle wife spoke of their own AA & Alanon journeys
Ramchander of Haryana police talked about his 8 months of sober life in AA. Also proof that AA works in police ranks.
Aloke D. of Karnal informed about how AA & Haryana police are co-operating for the last 3 years.
Are you an alcoholic? Questions were thrown at the audience, for each person to anonymously check his own relationship with alcohol.
That AA can be used as a resource by the police force, suggestions were put forth.
AA posters can be put up at police stations, police personal desirous of quitting can be encouraged to attend AA meetings & through the majority of police persons who are non-alcoholic; this life saving message can reach the masses in every village.
It was our good fortune that while this session was going on, Big FM radio, brodcast live interviews with Shri Rajiv Ahir & Anurag C. from Chandigarh. A one hour program with the underlined theme of AA & alcoholism was aired. Help calls came in. This radio station has offered to air more such programs.