In an attempt to control the drug consumption among the youth, the UGC has planned a drug rehabilitation program in order to curb the rising addiction of drug among the college going youth.
According to an official "UGC is asking the varsities and colleges to take stringent steps to make students aware about intoxication. The commission has written a letter to the vice chancellors, and UGC secretary Jaspal S Sandhu, saying that universities should take the pro-active steps not only to make the youth live a healthy life but also to stay away from the addiction of intoxicants."
"The youth are becoming highly dependent on drugs and substances which are not only ruining their academic career but it is a financial burden on their families," the senior UGC official said.
UGC also wrote a letter to the universities reminding them of the moral responsibility of the universities in safeguarding the students from such illicit activities which are running their careers and lives.
How this will be carried out?
It would definitely not be easy for colleges to invite students in a rehab programme, so they have found another way to handle this situation. The lessons will be imparted on occasions like annual day, cultural festivals and even convocation days.
The ministry is planning to launch this from Freshers' Day, targeting freshers, who would either get vigil from entering this dangerous addiction, or come out of it at the very beginning of their university education.