The anti drugs and ragging drive in its first phase was conducted in the Delhi University Colleges, to be followed by other universities including Ambedkar University, Delhi and Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. This is an week-long program which aims to spread awareness against substance abuse and ragging to college students across universities and colleges in the capital. The campaign is a youth-led movement to do away with the two ills through dissemination of relevant information by setting up help desks, distribution of pamphlets ans signature campaigns in colleges along with a peace walk and other cultural events led by Student Volunteers.
The drive was conducted in various colleges. Uma P, Vice President of 'Leaders for Tomorrow Foundation' says "It involves making students for the cause and become faces of the campaign. In each college, we made teams of 20 students-volunteers to work at the help desks, and answer the queries related to the issues". The manager of the campaign, Sajal Bhateja, an economics honours student of Deshbandhu College, informs that "The ongoing drive includes friendly interactions with students, class to class campaigns, discussions on the issues of ragging and substance abuse as well as getting students view-point on the issue".
"Each campaign manager has three colleges under him or her. I was handling of Vocational Studies (CVS), Shaheed Bhagat Singh College and Institute of Home Economics (IHE). During the campaign, a number of students came up with some instance of ragging. We directed them to the anti-ragging cell of the college", he added.
However, the awareness campaign, which involved poster-making and setting up help desks, was certainly be beneficial to students, in particular the freshers, as they were informed about crucial issues concerning them. What do you think about such campaign? Well, this is an important campaign which can be undertaken by all universities and colleges in order to destroy Drugs and ragging act.
Are you AGAINST DRUGS and RAGGING? Then What are you waiting for? Lets start sharing the news world-wide to bring up awareness among students, universities, colleges and people who are unaware of this campaign. "Save Children - Save India".