The Haryana government will soon launch a special campaign on drug abuse for the students in educational institutions.
The Higher Education Department in the state would run a special campaign to make students of all government and private colleges and universities aware of the harmful effects of drug abuse.
Ram Bilas Sharma, the Education Minister of Haryana, came up with this announcement yesterday mentioning that the state government has been spreading awareness about ill-effects of drug abuse among the youth.
According to PTI, the minister said that though there are laws to put a check on drug addiction and its abuse, it can be completely eliminated with good moral values and awareness among youth.
Teachers should teach about drug abuse and its effects
The education minister further stated that the teachers have a great impact on students so they should make them conscious about the ill effects of drugs.
Activities to spread awareness
According to the report of Pacific News Service (PNS) a news agency, published in The Pioneer, an action plan has been sent to Registrars of universities and Principals of all government colleges, aided colleges, and self-financing colleges to deal with drug abuse.
The government has also asked the institutions to hold various activities including rallies, street plays, slogan writing, essay writing, poster making events to spread awareness about drug abuse.
De-addiction centres in Haryana
Haryana’s education minister also mentioned that the Police Department has been taking strict action against those indulging in drug trafficking, PTI reported. He informed that more than 50 drug de-addiction centres are being run across the state.
Along with this, 6,500 vyayamshalas are also being established in all villages of the state to engage the students in healthy practices, according to The Pioneer report.