The power of any nation rests with its youth but the future of youth is so very dependent on a healthy socio-economic system. It is unfortunate to see young men and women of North India falling prey to the menace of drugs and spoiling their career as well their family’s savings. The biggest challenge in our society is the increasing tendency of youth to take drugs, alcohol or experiment with drug abuse.
The situation is made worse owing to weak social connect and a highly competitive environment which is laced with cut throat competition in various entrance examinations that continues to build enormous pressure on the youth. So this is the time to encourage young ones about the problem of drug abuse and addiction. The lesser we talk about it, the weaker our youth will be! Communication is therefore, the best foot forward. Realizing this and taking a lead in creating social awareness and advocacy on this matter, MMDU recently organized an interactive session on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. The session was addresses by Sh. Alok Roy, IPS, ADGP, Ambala Range and Sh. Mohit Handa, IPS, SP, Ambala who talked about various factors that push the youth to try drugs for the first time. These factors include hormonal fluctuations, peer pressure and desire to achieve independence. Unfortunately, the youth have little understanding about the risks of addiction and that’s how they fall in this drug trap which ruins them physically, emotionally, socially and financially as well.
Both the speakers shared startling facts about drug addiction and how thousands of families are battling this hazard at grassroots level. Speakers on the occasion also threw light on preventive measures. The session was very informative as students came to know about different types of drugs such as narcotics, stimulants, depressants, cannabis, inhalants and steroids and how badly these affect the physical and psychological aspect of human life. The session was attended by a large number of MMDU students who took a pledge to stay away from drugs and live life to the fullest.