Launch of Drug Abuse Prevention Campaign among School Students A Campaign on Drug Abuse Prevention among students of government run schools was launched on Monday by the Delhi Government. The inaugural session was held at the Rani Chemmama Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, D- Block, Jahangirpuri. The campaign, organized in the Delhi Govt. Schools, targets vulnerable areas and will host activities such as poster making, quizzes, short movie screenings and interactions to help raise awareness about the menace and consequences of drug abuse at a young age. Sessions exclusively dedicated to imparting life skills to help youth cope with adolescent peer pressure are being organised. Directorate of Education, Govt. Of NCT of Delhi has partnered with Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses (SPYM), a Delhi based NGO working with children on substance use prevention and treatment since last thirty two years. After imposing heavy fine and taking strict action on those drinking at a public place, Dy. C.M Manish Sisodiya has now decided to tackle Drug Menace especially among the young ones. “‘Catch them Young’ is the mantra if you want the society to go Drug and Addiction free, the more determined a person is more are the chances that he will refrain himself from the abuse of these Drugs, So we are teaching them how to say a No to their peer groups in case they offer you Drugs, Alcohol or Tobacco. As a result of these sessions Students will be able to cope up with emotional discomfort and traumas which is also a big reason why a person gets himself into addiction of different substances…so not just awareness these sessions will include life skill training as well”. On successful completion of these sessions, government is hoping that each student will become more confident and a change in his overall attitude will be visible to everyone.Proof
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