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HP to introduce lesson on drug abuse in school curriculum, says Jai Ram

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Braced up to tackle the rising drug menace in Himachal Pradesh, the state government besides adopting other measures will be introducing a chapter on ill-effects of drug abuse.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said on Wednesday that it was a matter of grave concern that some of youth have fallen prey to the drug abuse.

The state government is contemplating to introduce a chapter on ill-effects of drug abuse and moral education in the school curriculum to inculcate moral values in the school children, he added.

He urged the parents, teachers and students to join hands to eradicate this social vice only then a healthy society can be built.

The state government has launched several schemes for providing quality education to the students of the state, he said, adding that the government will be launching ‘Medha Prothasan Yojana’ in the state for providing coaching facilities to the eligible students preparing for competitive examinations as most of the children lack proper guidance due to non-availability of resources.

He said that a provision of Rs Five crore has been made for this scheme in the current year’s budget.