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ABVP launches forum to fight drug menace and save youths

The organisation plans to encourage the youth and students of schools and colleges of the region to join the campaign against drugs.

ABVP, drug menace, drug menace forum, save youth, forum to save yotuh, chandigarh news, indian express ABVP national coordinator Sri Sri Nivasan addresses the media on Students Youth Against Drug campaign in Chandigarh on Monday. (Jasbir Malhi)

After launching various drives against the drug problems faced by the youth in Punjab, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad on Monday launched a special forum, Students Youth Against Drug.

National coordinator of the organisation Sri Sri Nivasan said through this forum, the organisation plans to encourage the youth and students of schools and colleges of the region to join the campaign against drugs.

He shared that 70 per cent of the youth in Punjab have destroyed themselves and their families as well, while in Himachal Pradesh, over 70 per cent of youth from across Punjab and Haryana are behind the bars because of drugs.

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Nivasan added that ABVP is planning to conduct surveys in association with the NGOs and other agencies who have been already working towards drug de-addiction in Punjab.

“People have been running negative campaigns against drugs, but we want to run a positive campaign to spread as much awareness as possible in colleges, schools and university. These days, even girls are being heavily influenced by drugs and alcohol. We need to protect them in every way possible,” said Nivasan.For this forum, Nivasan added that the some seniors like KPS Gill, Santpal Sinchawla and Nirmal Das have agreed to support the cause.

The forum, SYAD, will open up counselling centres at various places for the students and youth, will hold awareness camps, seminars, symposiums and will also encourage the youth to come forward to have debate on the issue.”

“If required, we will take the path of agitation to spread our message across the country. Our other campaigns are already going on in Haryana, Delhi and other states,” he added.

First published on: 11-08-2015 at 03:32 IST
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