Who We Are

We are members of Rotary international, working voluntarily to bring about awareness about addictions in our society and strive to bring about behavioural change in the society, reduce the percentage of addictions and facilitate the treatment and rehabilitation. At present there are over 1.2 million Rotarians world wide in over 200 countries. In India we have 150,000 Rotarians. We want to spread the knowledge about the ill effects of Addiction on physical social and emotional health of individuals. This initiative to raise the overall awareness about addiction.

Suggested projects for the Clubs and District

We can encourage individual clubs in your district to carry out following Projects:

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Conducting Parent Teacher meetings in schools and spread awareness of the problem in schools. Target: 8,9,10th Standard students, with the power point presentations ( we shall make it available to all of you soon)

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Conducting similar events in Junior College students with the help of Rotaractors.

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Distributing pamphlets about addiction problem and their remedies, in schools and colleges.

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Organization of awareness camps in conjunction with other health camps for spreading the awareness about addiction in the community.

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Targeting happy school and happy village programs already running in the Rotary clubs. We shall introduce addiction prevention awareness in these projects.

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Rotary awareness rally in schools / junior colleges for spreading the message of addiction prevention. 26th June is “ SAY NO TO DRUGS DAY” celebrated world wide. We can arrange Celebration events in individual schools on that day.

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Contacting Police stations, RTOs, Truck drivers for awareness programs for Nicotine and alcohol addiction

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SAY NO TO ADDICTION Slogan competition in schools

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SAY NO TO ADDICTION Poster competition in schools/colleges.

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Elocution competitions: A day without mobile phone, Drugs and today’s youth, Safe surfing, Say NO to Nicotine etc.

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Essay writing competition : On above subjects

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Nicotine Free Organization to be certified by Rotary

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Nicotine Free School to be certified by Rotary

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Individual certification by Rotary for those who leave the addiction

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Volunteer certification after training for de addiction workshops

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Teachers and Volunteers Training ; Unplugged and Mini unplugged program implementation.( details shall be provided subsequently), these programs may be taken up together by group of Rotary clubs in the vicinity.

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Tie up with local NGOs working in these fields and conduct a workshop in the community or schools/colleges.

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Cyber suraksha program run by a Rotary Club( details shall be provided)

Addiction prevention Core Committee

Kalyan Banerjee

Chairman, Addiction Prevention Rotary Action Group

PDG Himanshu Thackar

RID 3060

PDG Dr. Deepak Purohit

RID 3131

PDG Dr. Ulhas Kolhatkar

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