Mdm Sarjit Kaur has been a Volunteer Aftercare Officer with the Singapore Anti-Narcotics Association (SANA) since 1997. In 2014, she was awarded with the NCADA Merit Award in recognition of her significant contributions to the anti-drug cause. Read more on what she has to say about anti-drug efforts below.
- How long have you been involved in the anti-drug cause?
Mdm Sarjit Kaur: It's been more than 15 years.
- What kept you inspired to actively contribute to the anti-drug cause after all these years?
Mdm Sarjit Kaur: It all started during a morning prayer session when there was an announcement at the temple that they needed Sikh volunteers for the anti-drug cause. My children were already independent by then. Thoughts came to me that why not I join. The thought that I can help someone change for the better inspired me. So I went ahead and became a volunteer. Till this day I am still keen on helping out in SANA and it gives me great pleasure doing this cause.
- What has been your greatest satisfaction throughout your years of contribution to the anti-drug cause?
Mdm Sarjit Kaur: To see that clients appreciate us and are willing to be counselled gives me satisfaction. Also knowing that the little help we do, may help them lead better lives ahead.
- Do you have any advice for individuals who are faced with the temptations of abusing drugs?
Mdm Sarjit Kaur: Do not even think about trying drugs out. It's easy to get hooked but to be free from addiction is a very very hard and heartbreaking process.