To prevent drug abuse among teenagers, Jammu Police launched a unique programme “care for your buddy.”
Launching the programme, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Jammu Tejinder Singh said, “Care for your buddy’ is a unique program in which around 230 government schools of Jammu district have been roped in to wipe out the drug menace from the society,”
“As per the program, we will constitute groups comprising six students with a teacher as nodal officer in each school. These six students will take care of each other and remain vigilant about their buddies habits and activities,” he said.
“The group will work as close family and report to nodal officer (teacher),” he said, adding that the nodal officer will counsel the affected student, if any, or take help of their parents. “He can also take assistance of police’s de-addiction centre, in case of serious addiction.”
“Our prime focus is on 40-45 thousand students studying in 9th to 12th class in various government schools of the district,” the SSP said.
He said that preventing early use of drugs or alcohol among the young boys may go a long way in reducing the risks of addiction, which will save youth from ill-effects of drug.
The SSP said the Jammu police are very serious on wiping out drug from society. He said police are running a dedicated helpline number 9086100100, where anybody can lodged complaint about drug smuggling, consumption or sale through WhatsApp or call.
“People can also complaint on police facebook page and identity of the complainant would be kept secret,” he added.