Police DAV School organised Drug abuse awareness programme
Jasbir Kapoor/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
To curb adolescent drug abuse, the Punjab government has started the campaign ‘Buddy programme ‘with the joint efforts of educational institutions and local communities. It aimed at the development of drug education and prevention through awareness programmes. Drug use or substance abuse as it is often called has become a serious problem. Schools are generally the most popular setting for drug-use prevention programmes.
In order to fulfill this mission of government, awareness workshop was organised at Police DAV Public School. Students of classes 8th to 12th participated in this workshop.
School Principal Meena Thapar addressed the students regarding the ill-effects of consuming drugs. Thapar shared the latest data depicting the pathetic situation of youngsters experimenting drugs who often fall into the addiction if not caught or unnoticed. She told the students that they are the future of the nation and a developed nation can only be built with the contributions of healthy children. On this, students took a solemn pledge to stay away from this social evil and also make others aware of its ill-effects on their health. The discussion ended with an inspiring note.
About Tu Mera Buddy Programme :
Punjab chief minister Capt. Amrinder Singh while launching the programme said “after the great success of Drug Abuse Prevention Officers programme, ‘Tu Mera Buddy’ would further take the anti-drugs campaign to the grassroots level”
CM called upon the people of Punjab to take a pledge on this momentous occasion to wipe out the menace of drugs from the state to secure the healthy future of the coming generations. This project will involve principals, teachers, students and their parents who would spread awareness about the ill-effects of drug abuse across the state. The buddy project will be led by class teachers and will be supervised by the principals and district education officers (DEOs).