As illegal intake of drugs and substance abuse has become a bigger menace among the youth of the state, the Rotaract Club of Guwahati Luit, has come up with an anti-drug campaign across the state in a bid to curb the social hazard.
“The club will launch ‘Mukti – up for hope, down for dope’ campaign with a motto of #DrugFreeYouth in memory of late Justice BP Saraf who was the Chief Justice of Jammu & Kashmir,” said Tushar Jalan, founding president of Rotaract Club of Guwahati Luit.
The campaign will be launched by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi on August 28 at Don Bosco School, Panbazar in presence of eminent personalities from legislature, executive and judiciary.
The campaign is supported by PD Pasari Foundation, Assam Roofing, and Star Cement. The campaign is chaired by Shivam Saraf and Tushar Jalan as advisor.
Jalan said that the rising trend of drug abuse among youth, more particularly amongst the student community, is very shocking and alarming.
“So, we want to start this campaign and bring a change among the youth. In next 12 months, the club will be focusing on six educational institutions and cover 10,000 youth directly or indirectly,” said Jalan.
The campaign would be covering the youth in educational instructions and colleges as various surveys, reports by government and non-government organizations indicate that Guwahati has become a major hub of drugs intake amongst youth in recent years due to easy availability of the drugs which is ruining life’s on daily basis, according to the office bearers of the club.
“The campaign would be a completely different one done by any youth organization as we would be using different and innovative ways to reach out to the students at various educational institutions or colleges that includes – music, drama, dance, interactive seminars and such activities will physically and mentally involve them instead of big boring lectures or scary campaign which has been the trend until now,” said Shivam Saraf, chairman of Mukti.