In an effort to eradicate the use of drugs among school children, the Delhi government has recently launched a campaign under which children will be taught the side effects of drugs on health.
The “Drug Abuse Prevention Campaign” will focus on minimising the use of drugs among students of state-run schools.
To prevent drug abuse, the state government will organise short movie screenings, quizzes and interactive sessions in schools.
The campaign was kicked off from the Rani Chemmama Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Jahangirpuri.
“Catch them young is the mantra if you want the society to be drug and addiction free. Hence, we are teaching them how to say no to their peer groups in case they are offered drugs, alcohol or tobacco. As a result of these sessions, students will be able to cope with emotional discomfort and trauma which is also a big reason why a person gets them into addiction of different substances,” an official statement said.
To run the campaign successfully, Directorate of Education, Government of NCT of Delhi has partnered with a city-based NGO named Promotion of Youth and Masses (SPYM).