Red Ribbon Week Begins Amidst Enthusiasm

October 26th, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by GD  

By Ranjan Bhaduri
Red Ribbon WeekOct 26, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The students of various schools in USA have been gearing up for the Red Ribbon Week and the color Red seems to be popping up in almost every corner. The students of various schools are taking part in the campaign. The celebrations and programs are meant for urging communities to take a hard stand against drug abuse. The tradition of the Red Ribbon week came into place after a Drug Enforcement Administration agent named Enrique Camarena was killed by drug traffickers. The incident took place way back in 1985. In Norfork High School, the students are taking part in quiz every day about facts related to drugs and ways to fight drug addiction.

A number of counselors are also helping out the students in this regard. The students are also encouraged to dress up as drug free character. The teachers are also showing the students documentary and educational films that depict why and how teens get into drugs. In Cotter High school, the students have been asked to wear red ribbons and dresses that relate with the theme of the week. In Mountain Home High School, the career academics are in a mood for celebration. The faculties are going to wear red with the students on a day as it has been reported.

In USA, a lot of students spoil their life after getting addicted to drugs and narcotic substances every year. The objective of the Red Ribbon week is to spread the message of saying no to drugs among the teen students when they can be most susceptible to its influence.

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