Sec 15, Rohini branch of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan hosted a one day “Say No” Workshop at Adarsh Senior Secondary School, Rohini, New Delhi. This advocacy workshop aimed to sensitize students about the harmful effects of drug abuse so that even its first time use could be prevented and hence, this sensitive step would naturally help eliminate such a life threatening problem at the grass root level itself.
Considering the difference between the psychology of girls and boys towards drugs, the workshop consisted of two sessions- one which focused on the trends of drug abuse amongst girls and the other which highlighted upon the same amongst boys. The facilitator of Bodh, Sadhvi Shitabha Bharti Ji, disciple of His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji who is also an expert on the subject, conducted these sessions. Through an educative lecture and several demonstrative activities, she discussed about the reasons because of which students start experimenting with drugs and end up getting addicted to them. She therefore warned students not to chase after any such incentive blindly and also suggested those several measures in dealing with the most common reasons of diversion and entrapment such as “Peer Pressure” and “Curiosity”.
Sadhvi ji further explained the importance of disseminating right and timely information about drugs to children and hence quoted that “a teenager’s brain is much sensitive, where each and every activity going around him/her gets registered and is imprinted by and by in the mind. Thus, there arises a need to timely educate and sensitize children about the consequences of taking drugs so that they too never feel curious in going for the experimentation of any kind of addictive substance which is harmful to their health”. She also highlighted upon the role of the school management and teachers in this regard which is also a very important aspect.
The program was well received by the students while the management & teachers showed their keen interest throughout the program. Also happily participating in the signature campaign, they registered their pledge to live “Drug Free and Healthy Lives” thereby, contributing their bits in creating Drug Free Society. The organization was much appreciated for its efforts in bringing about a positive change in the society.
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.