'Say No to Drugs' at school

'Say No to Drugs' at school

The Max Muller Public School (MMPS) launched a campaign “Say No to Drugs” to create awareness on the dangers of drug abuse at the Ambedkar Stadium on Saturday.

Hundreds of parents and students from MMPS took part in the initiative. On the occasion, they pledged to live a life without drugs and alcohol.

Headmistress Hemalatha Janardhan said: “Many students become slaves of drugs. We decided to organise an awareness programme, since there are hardly any sensitisation programmes on drug abuse in and outside the school.”

“Adolescents are an easy prey to drugs, due to peer pressure, curiosity and stress factor, and also to improve their performance in sports, or even for fun. The most disturbing part is drug abuse being rampant among school and college-going students.

The vulnerable children are unaware of the dangers of drug abuse – which lead to health problems, emotional issues, financial troubles, relationship problems, and even deaths, she added.

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