Sisodia made this statement after he inaugurated the ‘Capacity Building Programme on Substance Abuse’ organised by the SCERT.
New Delhi: Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday requested the teachers to mould the directions of the students to such kind of creative and positive addictions and bring out them from the harmful and hazardous use of psychoactive substances.
Mr Sisodia made this statement after he inaugurated the ‘Capacity Building Programme on Substance Abuse’ organised by the SCERT at Thyagaraj sports Complex.
“Each and every one is indulged in some kind of their own addictions like passion for dance, music, study, painting, social works,” he asserted. Mr Sisodia told mindfulness activities from happiness curriculum will also help the students to utilise their energy in creative and positive sense.
SCERT organised ‘Capacity Building Programme on Substance Abuse’ for 3500 government school teachers and officers of Directorate of Education, other local bodies of Delhi state. The aim of this programme was to create awareness among teachers regarding the substance abuse as its magnitude is increasing day by day.
Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs which can further result in dependence syndrome to behavioural, cognitive and physiology aspects. Excessive use of these drugs depicts harmful effects on day to day activities and sometimes it can also become fatal.
The session started with a welcome address from Director of Education, GNCTD, in which he revealed the statistics of some surveys about the substance abuse. During the programme experts from the Delhi State Legal Service Authority, AIIMS, Directorate of health services, psychologists and NGOs took sessions on different issues, including identification and management of substance use among school children and intervention strategies for drug abusers.