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Students take pledge against drug abuse

Students taking pledge against drug abuse in Tirupati on Tuesday.

Students taking pledge against drug abuse in Tirupati on Tuesday.

College students in Tirupati took an oath to stay away from drugs and prevent their peers from falling victim to them.

As part of the ‘Drug free India’, a campaign by the Art of Living Foundation, students responded to a live webcast beamed across the country by vowing to keep their campuses free from drugs, tobacco and alcohol, apart from volunteering to eradicate drug abuse.

Students were told drug abuse was rampant among 80% youth in Haryana and 75% youth in Punjab. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 30% of Indians consume alcohol regularly.

At the Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), students of the Sri Padmavathi Medical College for Women took the pledge, administered by Vice-Chancellor T.S. Ravikumar.

College Principal M. Hanumantha Rao, anatomy head S.Subhadra Devi and associate dean (students affairs) Umamaheswara Rao were present.


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