Education dept to make students aware of ill-effects of drugs

  • Neha Arora, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2014 10:34 IST

Alarmed over the hard fact that teens are also addicted to drugs, the director general of school education (DGSE) has initiated awareness campaigning among the students against the drug menace.

In a first of its kind initiative, the school education department has decided to sensitise the stakeholders against the drug abuse by holding a week-long anti-drug campaign.

GK Singh, DGSE, said with an objective to sensitise youngsters over drug menace, the department had decided to organise a week-long exercise for the students. “Before they become addicted, we have to caution them about the ills of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. It is only through awareness and not through legislation that we will be able to control drug abuse,” said Singh.

All government, governmentaided and private schools will hold an awareness campaign for a week wherein the students will be sensitise through various activities, including morning assembly lectures.

“The heads and senior teachers of the schools will inform the students about the harmful effects of drugs, besides seminars will be delivered by doctors, NGO members and professors in the morning assembly. The teachers will address the morning assembly in the schools against the menace.”

The district education officers have been directed to organise exercises by engaging panchayat members, NGOs, parent-teacher associations and other stakeholders as well as students to participate in the move,” he added.

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