Sarlahi, Nepal: under the banner of Drug Abuse Eradication Program – Bodh, the Nepal centre of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan founded/mentored by His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji organized a one day workshop at higher secondary school in Sarlahi, Nepal catering 350 students along with 8 teachers and school authorities.
According to the report by the Narcotic Drugs Control Law Enforcement Unit, about 28 per cent of Nepali students take drugs, based on the testimonies of young users and dealers. Riken (who prefers not to give his full name) is 22 years old and about three months ago, he was studying in college. "I entered into the world of drugs through my friends. I thought I'd try it once and then stop, but I couldn't stop."
Like him, almost one in three young Nepalese have been trapped into the nightmare of drug addiction. For many psychologists, the problem is very much prevalent due to the absence of eminently encouraging role models in their teenage years, both at school and in the family. And as a result, with the rocketing rise in the cases of drug abuse comprising of 70,000 known addicts, an excessive increment in crime rate has also been mirrored throughout the nation.
Sadhvi Geetashwari Bharti Ji, the devotee disciple of His Holiness Ashutosh maharaj ji and the coordinator of Nepal center of DJJS took the session with the students highlighting various issues relating to drug addiction and how because of momentary and mere peer pressure, a young lad simply begins or experiments with any kind of either gateway or narcotic substance and falls into the pit of dependence over it completely.