Curiosity, Peer Pressure & Stress found out to be the main reasons behind the beginning of substance abuse during workshop with students in Nagpur, Maharashtra | Utthaan Campaign

Nagpur, a city famous for its connectivity and available transport infrastructure gets its geographical value negated when incidences of drug trafficking and seizing are a daily routine. Along with the youth, students as old as 7-8 years are keenly experimenting with drugs which are easily available at tea stalls and pan kiosks near schools and colleges. And lack of proper communication of knowledge regarding its ill effects and also parent-child communication gap adds amount to it. Therefore, under the campaign Utthaan – a state of art initiative to end the incidences and onset of drug abuse amongst masses from different sections of the country, we conduct various awareness programs time and again.

On the 14th of December 2015, the regional branch of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan under its social initiative Drug Abuse Eradication Program, Bodh carried forth the message of ‘necessity of the clarity of mind’ when it comes to adopting or experimenting with drugs.  During an open conversation on what are the reasons of drug abuse or why would one begin with drugs, most of the answers viz.a.viz curiosity, peer pressure and stress were rooted upon due to lack of rational information regarding the ill effects of drugs. Observing so, experts from the organization stressed upon various demonstrations, experiments and video screenings to provide a deep insight into how drugs function in the body and take a toll into one’s physical, mental and psychological being.

The teachers and school authorities were also given guidance on various precautionary steps following which the curiosity of the students towards abuse of drugs can be satiated with right and timely information.

The workshop was well received and highly appreciated by the school authorities and towards the end, all took the pledge to live lives full of wisdom and emptied of any kind of drug intake. 

To organize such workshops at your school, college, institutions you can mail us at [email protected] or can contact our nearest branch by clicking on www.djjs.org/contact. For more information visit at www.djjs.org/bodh

Bodh- the drug abuse eradication program of DJJS, works for the elimination of drug abuse and eradication of drug demand through ‘Dhyan Therapy’, thereby transforming the drug afflicted society into an abuse free society; where people are mentally, emotionally and spiritually strong to safeguard themselves and the society against drug and substance abuse.

Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan is a multi-faceted socio-spiritual organization, founded and headed by His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji to actualize the vision of ‘Global Peace, through Self- Awakening’.

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Bodh is the Drug Abuse Eradication Program which aims at imparting the preventive education and enabling the abusers to overcome their mental obsession.

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