"And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time"- this famous phrase seemed to be true when students at Meerut spoke about their notion and expressed their point of view on drugs and substance abuse.
The city of Meerut geared up this Friday enthusiastically, when BODH – the drug abuse eradication program of DJJS initiated a drive ‘NIRNAY – MY LIFE, MY DECISION’ in schools and colleges to make the city drug free. Modinagar, being the first junction, witnessed the spark of change brought by a remarkable event held at an educational institute. Each student present was keen to put his or her view in front of the masses, in defining the way, how drugs are being trafficked, through schools, colleges and other institutions. They unanimously agreed on how drug epidemic continues to painstakingly seep into the country’s social and cultural aspects. And, this naturally trickles into the young generation – a generation refusing to be left out.
In order to secure the holistic development of the nation, the youth population must be sensitized and awakened on the long term and harmful effects of drug abuse said Sadhavi Lokesha Bharti Ji, the regional in-charge of the initiative.
With demonstrations, PPT’s, Skits and other IEC tools she highlighted upon the gravity of the problem. Some important and vital issues related to the problem of drug abuse such as, difference between use, misuse and abuse and their interrelationships, what is addiction and how it develops in an individual, reasons of it and various realities of the myths prevailed regarding drug abuse were also raised.
Further, under this initiative, a series of awareness events of the same sort are going to be conducted at various selected schools and colleges as per the plan chalked out.