Bodh, the Drug Abuse Eradication Program of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan founded/mentored by His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji in the auspicious presence of Sh. Brahm Mahindra, Health& Family Welfare, Research & Medical Education, Parliamentary Affairs, Punjab Govt., organized a state-of-art event “Pratigya – let’s join hands against Drug Abuse” in order for highlighting the prevailing reasons of drug addiction and also the prospective solutions to the problem of drug abuse in the state of Punjab. Similarly, taking into account the regional causes of this hazard, the organization's Jalandhar team of Volunteers enacted upon a thematic play titled, “ Life of an Addict” which deeply moved the audience with one key thought that “life is short and vulnerable, don’t let it be consumed by any menace, especially drug abuse”. The plight of an addict was as well portrayed focussing on what traumas and dilemma that a person undergoes along with his family through the character of “Harpreet”, a hardcore addict.
In order to bridge the gaps between the present day system and the society for tackling this grave problem, the DJJS representative, Sadhvi Omprabha Bharti Ji, the devotee/disciple of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji elaborately discussed in her lecture how spirituality plays a vital role in fixing the distorted thought in the mind which otherwise seems to be demanding a specific intoxicant. She further explained how merely opting for medical treatments and therapies doesn’t atall solve the problem for it lies deep in the mind so we need to be able to access a realm that has the ability to change one's entire mindset and that realm is none other than the soul. Through the instrumentality of Brahm Gyan, the science based approach in connecting to the soul, which when applied not only stops one against the urge for drug abuse but also wholly heals the damage occurred at all levels of an addict.
The program was embedded with musical performances, activities and many more which was attended by more than 2000 people. Sh.Brahm Mahindra, the Health Minister, Punjab also enthusiastically added and said, “It has been observed that the youth needs spiritual treatment in generating will power for drug de-addiction as these problems arise at the level of the mind and therefore the solution lies only there”.
MP Chaudhary Santokh Singh Chaudhary , MLAs Rajinder Beri, Shushil Kumar Rinku, BAwa Henry, Pargat Singh, District urban president of congress Daljeet Singh Ahluwalia, Gurpreet Singh Sonu Dhessi, OSD to Chief Minister, Punjab, Dr. Maninder Minhas- civil surgeon, Dr. Rakesh Sharma, Director of Ayurveda, Punjab , Sh. Kanwaljit Singh, Director of Punjab Institute of Medical Science along with DJJS representatives Swami Parmanand Ji, Punjab Head, DJJS, Dr. Rajvir Ji, Punjab Head, YPSS.
All the dignitaries and the entire audience appreciated the work done by the organization in the sector of drug abuse for more than 3 decades presented through an exhibition display and documentary screening. The program was highly covered with various media houses like The Indian Express, Daily Post, Hindustan Times, The Tribune, The Times of India in English categories and Dainik Jagran, Punjab Kesari, Dainik Savera, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala, Uttam Hindu, Ajeet Samachar in hindi categories. The program was also largely highlighted due to its detailed coverage by the various Punjabi newspapers.