‘Say No to Drugs’ Advocacy workshop at C.T. Institution, Jalandhar, Punjab

IS DRUG ABUSE A PROBLEM OF AN INDIVIDUAL, A SOCIETY, A STATE OR HAS IT BECOME A NATIONAL PROBLEM?                                                                                 

The answer to this question is not only yes but an alarming fact requirements, shall also be revealed, if the question needs to be answered.

Problem of drug abuse has become the 3rd largest problem of the world with almost 200 billion people consuming and abusing this poisonous substance and moreover, consumers have taken it to a business, profiting 500 billion dollar annual turnover.

NGO’s working incessantly on this issue, focus only upon dissemination of facts and education about the drugs, its types and its harmful effects in the society, especially among the non users and initial users or the most vulnerable section of the society. However, these efforts go in vain until and unless a solid solution is provided to the people to adhere to.

Astonishingly, Punjab, the most prosperous city in India is drenched in the well of drugs, its illicit trafficking and abuse. Surprisingly, not only men are observed as drug abusers, even children who are 5-6 years old are factually noted to have been abusing drugs in this state. The heart of a human being pierces and is toren apart wholly, when one finds a village like Maqboolpura, well known as the village of widows, where there is no husband or brother or son left, all died because of drug Abuse.

Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan under its ‘Psychoanalytical Module’ based on ‘Dhyan Therapy’ is not only just educating people on dry fact notes but also giving the society a well checked and analyzed treatment module, gaining success rate of 80%.

In this very context, DJJS, Branch office at Jalandar, conducted a workshop at #C.T. Institute, catering the advocacy on the subject to almost 500 students along with 20 professors and management of the college. Swami Amiteshanand Ji, the disciple of Shri Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, head & founder, Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan and also an expert on the subject having experience of almost 9 years in the field of Drug Abuse, delivered a profound lecture on the subject of the workshop.  He kicked off his session with a question ’What has Punjab been famous for’? The audience responded and gave various answers. Through this workshop, he professes the very major fact that this land of Punjab which has always been the land of gurus, is today into a deep despair and that too not because of some catastrophe, food shortage, inequality but because of something which is not at all meant for the humans to consume either by religion or by God. He further said, drug abuse is not only one problem but has a trail of problems associated with it, such as, poor revenue growth, unemployment, social unrest and above all, the decaying social fabric.

With power point presentations and activities, he explained various concepts relating to drugs, as in, Cycle of addiction, difference between use, misuse and Abuse, concept of reward centre, how drugs alter the mind by centering the idea that Addiction is a disease which is related to mind. “The only level that can serve and treat the alteration in mind, occuring due to drug intake, can be healed, only by a level above mind, and that is the level of the soul", said Swami ji.  He also put forth before the target group, how one can as well reach this level of existence and can get the power of healing from within by following the eternal science of Brahma Gyan, the self realization. The audience appreciated the program and the management also came forward to contribute their bit for the welfare of the society by eradicating the problem of drug 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’. DJJS is working towards social reformation and welfare of the communities, through its network of branches spread across the globe. On social front, its primary focus remains on gender, health, education, environment, drug-abuse eradication, bovine conservation and empowerment of persons with disabilities and the prisoners.

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