Amidst the copious efforts which are being made at various fronts in order to tone down the life-risking effect of Drug Abuse in Punjab, Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment Sh. Vijay Sampla enthusiastically appreciated the efforts that are tirelessly being exercised by DJJS under its drug abuse eradication program BODH during the conference held at Bhatinda, Punjab on the occasion of WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY 2015. The event was organized by Joshi foundation at D C office where various renowned dignitaries from the sectors of medical, law, education, bureaucracy, NGO’s and the defense were also invited to share their impressive points of view for the same subject.
Punjab, the land once famous for its prosperity, nowadays has gripped the prime time of attention on almost all the news channels, regional and national, because of its unbounded rise of the problem of drug abuse. ‘Drug Afflicted State' has been another axiom or alias for Punjab and this alias has pestered not only a common man, a drug user, a family but the defense administration, state and intra state authorities too at its highest peak. Yet in true perspective, still the quality and quantity of efforts being made are not satiating the thirst of the criticality of the situation.
Here, marking a sincere effort, Joshi Foundation, an Ngo working against the menace of drugs organized a Round Table Conference titled ‘Menace- A Challenge for Society', on 1 June 2015. Along with DJJS representatives Sadhvi Rupeshwari Bharti Ji and Sadhvi Tapaswani Bharti Ji, the disciples of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj Ji, various renowned dignitaries like Mr. Swaroop Chand Singla, M. L. A. Bhatinda, Mr. Dimpy Dhillon, Chariman, District Planning Board ,Muktsar, Mr. Paramraj Singh Umranangal, I.P.S ( I.G Zone) , Bhatinda, Great Khali, World Renowned Wrestler, Mr. Ramneek Walia, Chief Coordinator, Association of NGO, Bhatinda, Naveen Singhla, Renowned Advocate & Spokesperson, BJP, Punjab, Mr. Vineet Joshi, Asstt. Media Advisor, Government of Punjab, Mr. Harijit Singh Grewal, Chariman, Khadi Baord, Punjab, Manjit singh Rai, Chairman, Punjab Infotect and many more.
DJJS representatives stated, ‘Along with the efforts in making the addicts recuperate, the emphasis should be laid upon educating and sensitizing the non-users and initial users too, available at schools, colleges and young working force at small scale enterprises, medium scale enterprises and MNCs’, while putting forward the organization’s point of view in order to combat this menace. They also stressed upon the need to help and empower people in every sector with self-esteem and skills in order for capacitating them to be able to distinguish between the right and wrong accordingly for themselves.
One of the representatives further expressed how the organization has been activated from more than three decades in uprooting this problem, which is very much related to terrorism. With 500 workshops each year, every possible school is being reached out in the states of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Bihar, Uttarakhand, Jammu, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka etc. And, we are receiving results unexpectedly wherein students, parents, teachers are stepping forward to express the change that they have witnessed in their lives and immediate environment with the help of constructive interventions like ‘Say No’ Advocacy Workshops.
Amongst the 40 speakers, more than 30 repeatedly echoed with the statement of Sadhvi Rupershwari Bharti Ji, in majority that since it is a societal problem, every stakeholder has to come forward and join hands to curb it with dedicated community initiatives.
About the Project
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 addiction and substance abuse.
About the Organization
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’. 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.