“ I was not informed that even smoking a cigarette falls under the category of drug abuse’, but now I know and will never take it in my life”, said Sanjeev, an 12 year old school-going child, studying in3rd standard.
Sadhvi Anuradha Bharti Ji, an expert on the subject, found many such Sanjeev like children during the workshop held at Rana Pratap Senior Secondary School at Rithala, Rohini, who even don’t know that sniffing liquids, such as, thinner, petrol fumes, kerosene fumes, markers, nail paints etc. is dragging them into the pit of addiction, of which, the very task of getting out after bearing it's hazardous ill effects is the toughest to achieve. With a skit titled, ‘Pehle Maza fir Saza’, performed by the volunteers of Bodh, the drug abuse eradication program of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, the thought of ‘not to experiment with drugs even once’ was generated among the 400 students, attending the workshop. Through activities like ‘what to do in reaching the drug free zone’, ‘how to identify the good & Bad’, ‘how to resist the bad’, Sadhvi Ji, disciple of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, head and founder of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, discussed very trivial but noteworthy issues, as in,
- How to tackle peer pressure
- Learning to say no to bad
- Ways and means for combating stress
- Understanding what seems alluring is always not good for life
- Be selective while opting friends and habits
- What is the healthy way of life
Through posters' exhibition and distribution of educative brochures and pamphlets, children were sensitized upon why drugs are unhealthy and may lead one’s life into agonizing sufferings. More than 35 teachers along with management who were keenly interested in such awareness generating attempts, offered the organization to conduct such workshops in the future course of time as well specifically for small groups of children based on faction and mentality.
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’.