Establishing a Suryoday Kendra in each district of Delhi will help curb drug abuse in the city: Rajendra Pal Gautam

Women and Child Development Minister Shri Rajendra Pal Gautam on Saturday inaugurated ‘Suryoday Kendra’, a one-stop centre for drug de-addiction that will aid the overall wellbeing of people who have a problem of drugs and substance abuse and provide skill-based learning to them. The Minister said that establishing such a centre in each district of Delhi can help combat drug abuse. 

Shri Rajendra Pal Gautam while inaugurating the centre said, “The problem of drug abuse is increasing in children. Lack of education and awareness attracts children towards substance abuse. We need to help such children to come out on the problem of drug abuse. The only way to do this is through rehabilitation. The Suryoday Kendras will encourage and help the beneficiaries to stop using drugs and lead a healthy life.”

The Suryoday Kendra is also equipped with a digital library, which will help children access free online coaching and intellectual stimulation. The centre will also provide skill-based learning to the beneficiaries, which includes both adults and children. 

“We need such one-stop centres in every district of Delhi only then we can stop the problem of drug abuse in the city,” he added.

The highlight of Suryodyay Kendra is that it not only caters to people who are victims of substance abuse but also their families who have been affected because of their problem. It provides necessary guidance and counselling to families whose members have a problem of substance abuse. 

This initiative was lauded by those who have been successfully rehabilitated from the problem of drug abuse. They shared their journey with the guests on the occasion. 

This is a unique initiative by the Department of Women and Child Development in the guidance and support of the Juvenile Justice Committee, Delhi High Court. The inaugural event was graced by Justice Rajiv Shakdher, Judge Delhi High Court and Chairman JJC. Justice Mukta Gupta, Judge Delhi High Court and Member JJC and Justice Anu Malhotra, Judge Delhi High Court and Member JJC.

(Agencies)