Considering the increasing substance abuse among children, especially in the slum settlements, the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR) has decided to conduct two campaigns this month against substance abuse in Dehradun. According to the chairperson of the commission, Usha Negi, the commission will organise an awareness campaign in which young girls and women would tie Raksha Sutra to boys and men who will in turn promise to abstain from drug abuse.
Apart from this, Negi stated that the commission will also make the locals living in slums sign affidavits which will make them a part of the anti-drug awareness campaign. “These initiatives aim to involve local residents, especially those living in slums, and make them contribute to the campaign,” stated Negi. She further informed that the commission will start these campaigns this month under the leadership of the three brand ambassadors of the anti-drug campaign which SCPCR recently announced. “The three selected students will lead the campaigns in association with some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs). One of the selected ambassadors of the campaign is a reformed addict which will also inspire others to give up the drug addiction and lead a normal life,” said Negi. She further informed that SCPCR will soon send recommendations to the Central Government and State Government after conducting a two-day seminar this month with all the child commissions including the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
Tuesday, 02 March 2021 | PNS | Dehradun