The burden of drug abuse in our country has been increasing tremendously in the past few years. As per the stats, about 74 percent of Indian homes have at least one member who is a drug addict. Many families have ruined because of Drug abuse. In response to the worsening problem of drug abuse in our country, The Art of Living has launched a nationwide campaign called Drug Free India. The campaign will be launched at the Chandigarh University and Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology in Hisar, Haryana, on 18th February with the support from Haryana government in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who will be joined by Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt. Celebrities such as Sanjay Dutt, Varun Dhawan, Badshah, Kapil Sharma, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, among many more have lent their support to the movement. Honourable Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi has also said that he supports the Drug-Free India campaign completely, in a tweet. 22-year-old Dies Due to Drug Overdose; Video of His Lamenting Mother Holding His Body in a Garbage Dump Goes Viral.
He said, "I wholeheartedly support the #DrugFreeIndia movement organised by @SriSri Ji and his team. Their efforts will spread great awareness on the menace of substance abuse. Efforts like these reflect the collective will of our society towards a better and healthier future. @ArtofLiving"
Take a look at Narendra Modi's tweet:
I wholeheartedly support the #DrugFreeIndia movement organised by @SriSri Ji and his team. Their efforts will spread great awareness on the menace of substance abuse. Efforts like these reflect the collective will of our society towards a better and healthier future. @ArtofLiving
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 13, 2019
Speaking about the campaign, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar says, "When stress increases, man seeks to get rid of this stress and in this process gets into substance abuse," says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the founder of The Art of Living. "When you train them in handling this stress effectively through spiritual tools like meditation, Pranayam and Yoga then their perspective towards life changes totally. Otherwise, so many youths are destroying their lives by getting into addiction. To put an end to this menace, we are organising this nation-wide movement called the Drug Free India," he added.