Pune, 26th July 2022: Twelve thousand students from more than seventy schools in the city have been given lessons on addiction prevention under the ‘Sanyam’ (Self Awareness in Youth for Anti-Addiction Motive) project.
Accordingly, the director of Gyan Prabodhini Research Institute Dr Anagha Lavalekar and Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust’s Darshan Mundada gave information regarding the efforts taken under the project, like in-depth special awareness education has been given to the students to stay away from addiction was informed in a press conference on Tuesday (July 26).
Lavalekar informed that the Sanyam Project is being implemented in association with Tarachand Ramnath Seva Trust and Gyan Prabodhini Research Institute. “The study research report prepared as a part of the same will be published on Sunday (July 31). Rahul More, Deputy Commissioner of Women and Child Welfare, will attend the program which will be held at 10.00 am at Bal Shikshan Mandir Auditorium in Mayur Colony,” Lavalekar added further.
Three psychological tests were used to test the effectiveness of this project on students. In a test, 60% of students were found to have reduced misconceptions about addiction. It has been noticed that this activity has had a greater impact on girls as compared to boys. Lavalekar also informed that 25 hours have been designed by including audio-visual media, and action games to teach the students and educate them regarding addiction.