} Bollywood Celebs & Art Of Living Foundation Join Hands To Launch Drug Free India Campaign

Drug Free India, a nationwide campaign, will be launched at Chandigarh University on 18th & 19th February at Guru Jambeshwar University of Science and Technology in Hisar, with support from the Government of Haryana. The campaign, an initiative of The Art of Living focusing on combating the drug menace, will be launched in the presence of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, and popular actor Sanjay Dutt.

Along with Sanjay, B-Town celebrities including Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra, Badshah, Sonu Nigam, Kapil Sharma, and Varun Sharma have also extended their support to Drug Free India campaign which will engage 25000 students on campus, over a crore students will be able to watch the event via live broadcast.

Talking about the same, Dutt quoted, “I have experienced the menace of drugs first hand. I know the havoc it creates and so this cause is close to my heart. The aim is to make this campaign India’s largest. It’s very easy to get sucked into drug abuse, but very difficult to get out of it. It all starts when minds are young and impressionable. We have to firmly tell youngsters that drug abuse is not cool. That’s why we want to reach out to the youth of this country and spread the word through campuses.”

Dutt added, “I want to help create as much awareness as possible. I appeal (to) each citizen of our country to come forward and join the biggest fight against drugs.”

Speaking about the initiative, actor Sonakshi Sinha said, “There is no point of having a voice if you don’t use it for the right reasons. I’m very proud to use my voice and be a part of this extensive anti-drug campaign because it’s something I strongly believe in. Drugs are not cool, and its about time people realize that.”

Parineeti Chopra said she was glad everyone had come together “for this crucial cause”, while Varun Dhawan said, “India has the highest population of youth. And the biggest enemy of our youth today is drugs. I am ready to take this fight head-on.”

“If all of us take this pledge, ‘Drugs Na Karunga Na Karne Doonga’, I am sure we can eradicate this problem forever,” said rapper Badshah.

“Drugs aapki hi nahin aapke poore parivar ki khushiyan cheen leti hain. Hamara India, Drug Free India,” said stand-up comedian and actor Kapil Sharma.

Actor Varun Sharma, who has also joined the campaign, said in his message, “Don’t be a fool, drugs are not cool.”

At the event, Sanjay will share his experiences with drug addiction, how it negatively impacted his years as a young man, and how weaning off it helped him gain a new perspective on life.

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