The driver is safer when the roads are dry; the roads are safer when the driver is dry.
For safe driving, not only well- constructed roads but well- balanced drivers are also equally essential, they together form the decorum of structured traffic. But cathartically, drunk-driving has completely ruined this structure of traffic on roads in the present-day scenario in India. Today, most of the times, drunk-drivers who are naturally not in their senses due to the effect of alcoholic substances, cause numerous accidents and unnatural deaths which are reported daily in all parts of India in high numbers.
Now-a-days, while one hand, it has been analytically observed that the addiction of alcoholism is spreading like an epidemic, especially amongst the youth, on the other, the department of traffic police has failed to curb this problem of drunk driving despite of formulating strict rules against drunk-drivers. And thus, all this has only resulted in a day by day an increasing figure of the number of accidents and deaths due to drunk driving.
Thus, to wipe out this problem from its root, Bodh (Drug Abuse Eradication Program) under the umbrella of Divya Jyoti Jagrati Sansthan, founded and mentored by His Holiness Ashutosh Maharaj ji has exclusively started a campaign against drinking and driving named "It’s 'Safar' or 'Suffer'" in the city of Ambala.
Under this very campaign, the first training workshop 'Bodh Kaksha' was conducted on the 25th of September this year targeting the youths of Ambala.
The facilitators of Bodh, Sadhvi Gopika Bharti ji, Sadhvi Rajvindra Bharti ji, Sadhvi Rajwant Bharti ji and Sadhvi Meenakshi Bharti ji, who are experts on the subject matter, trained about 80 enthusiastic youths on various issues pertaining to drug abuse and drunk-driving through edifying lectures, relational demonstrative activities and video screenings.
Mr. Anil Sharma (The Traffic Inspector of Ambala) was also invited who conducted a special session with the participants so that his expertise and experience could further enhance their understanding and knowledge. He stated and revised the traffic rules before them and also mentioned about the various kinds of punishments in situations of violation of such rules. He laid importance upon the adherence to the traffic rules as it always ensures for safe journey.
The Chief Medical Officer, Mr. Vinod Kumar Gupta who was invited as chief guest for the workshop mentioned about the harmful effects of liquor consumption upon one's entire personality and in the surroundings. He especially advised them not to drink before and while driving. The Chief Guest further motivated the participants to educate others in their communities upon the subject and also expressed his heartfelt appreciation for such a sensitive initiative of the organisation.
The participants grasped the training well and were much enthusiastic to disseminate awareness and skills against drunk-driving across their communities.
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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.