Bibi Man Kaur, gold medalist at World Masters Athletics at the age of 102, flagged off “Race against Drugs’’, the marathon organised on 11th November 2018 at Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh. The marathon was organised by the Kalgidhar Trust, headquartered at Baru Sahib, Sirmaur, Himachal Pradesh in order to focus attention on the increasing drug menace in the country. The organisation runs two Drug-De-Addiction and Rehabilitation centres, with the name, Akal Drug De-Addiction and Rehabilitation Centres. The marathon was joined by 400 runners including students of Akal Academy schools and MSK Public school, Village Swara, District Mohali, senior citizens, college youngsters, fire marshals, marathon enthusiasts and people who have been treated by the trust for addiction and who have recovered from the same.

Dr. (Col) Rajinder Singh attended a CME on “Medical Comorbidity in Substance Dependence: What else should a Psychiatrist know” on 15th September 2018 as co-chairman. The event was organized to celebrate the Foundation Day of the Department of Psychiatry, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.