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प्रसक्ता: कामभोगेषु पतन्ति नरकेऽशुचौ

"Possessed and led astray by such imaginings, enveloped in a mesh of delusion, and addicted to the gratification of sensuous pleasures, they descend to the murkiest hell"

Bhagavad Gita: Chapter 16, Verse 16

Drug addiction: Reflections from Srimad Bhagwad Gita

In Chapter 16, Verse 16, Lord Shri Krishna summarizes that the lifecycle of a person with devilish tendencies look worryingly similar to that of a drug addict. The person in question has an underlying sense of incompleteness or sorrow. Fulfilling a selfish desire, no matter how insignificant, gives him a temporary burst of joy. He wants to repeat this sensation, he wants more of it, and thus becomes addicted to desires and enjoyments. The more he does so, the more power he gives to his emotional mind, and takes power from his reasoning and intellect. He is trapped in the web of delusion. All he can think about now is more and more desires to fulfil, and the means to fulfil them…
An addict lives a life where inert substances make him dance to their tune, a life where there is no higher aim or goal, and most importantly, a life where the intellect has taken a backseat, is no different than any hell with fire and brimstone in it.


Stairs Against Drugs (SAD) is an initiative to protect India’s youth from drug menace and to support sustained recovery of the ones who have fallen prey to the same.

Stairs Against Drugs has been at the centre of every initiative of Stairs since its inception in 2006. Every engagement, be it a kabaddi match in remote village, rural Olympics, or a national-level league, has had #DrugsFreeIndia as its core message.

Over a million youth who play with Stairs across India have pledged to


SAD’s multipronged approach in fighting the drug menace is complementing the National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) and Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan conceptualised by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.


Bharatiya youth is free of abuse, addiction and dependence; Bharat becomes a thriving community that plays, lives life, and wins, together.


Inform, engage, converse with and align all domain stakeholders to create cohesive communities with power to eradicate the drugs menace in the country.

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STAIRS is providing a golden opportunity to the young footballers in the country and with the initiatives like STAIRS School Football League, we will be able to take Indian Football to great heights.

Shri Vijay Goel Former Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Government of India

I am glad to see so many youngsters from my constituency getting an opportunity to exercise their right to play and a chance to exercise their right to play and a chance for budding footballers to showcase their talent. I hope the programme will scale up and engage more children in future.

Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha

STAIRS is doing appreciable work and its engagement with so many children at the grassroots is commendable. I believe these children will bring glory to the country and grow up to be responsible citizens.

Shri Rajiv Yadav Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs

It's a great initiative by Stairs. I am overwhelmed to see such great participation. We promise all possible support to this initiative.

SHRI AJIT M SHARAN (Former Secretary (Sports), Ministry of Youth Aairs and Sports, Government of India)

With these initiatives, India’s participation is guaranteed in the World Cup-if not in 2018, then definitely the next.


I have learnt that STAIRS is doing a great work in the development of sports in the country and SSFL is one of the biggest and the most promising talent spotting and training platforms in India. There is no dearth of talent, as was evident in today’s training session, I believe right guidance and coaching guidance and professional coaching at a young age can help in nurturing the talent that can potentially bring laurels to the country.

DR. JASPER WIECK (Deputy Ambassador of the German Embassy New Delhi and Head of the Department for Economic and Global Affairs)

I have not seen this kind of thing in Sri Lanka. It is a good thing that apart from cricket, other sports are also getting importance and India is bringing other sports to a higher level.

Sanath Jayasuriya World renowned Cricket player from Sri Lanka

The movement that team Stairs has started is appreciable. It is engaging hundreds of young children and is positively channelizing their energy. At the same time, it has also become a platform for young footballers to showcase their talent

Shri Bhim Sain Bassi Ex Commissioner of Police, Delhi

We had a great engagement with SSFL players and coaches at the joint training camp. I am impressed with the grassroots football talent in India and look forward to having such camps and larger association with STAIRS in future.

MARKUS WEIDNER The German Football Associations (DFB), Director for Coaching and International Relations




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We are profoundly grateful to our Corporate Partners who work relentlessly and untiringly toward our common goal of #DrugFreeNation, driving awareness, amplifying treatment and rehabilitation services, research and survey and donations towards our mission.

If you believe in a #DrugFreeNation, we can work together to make our vision a reality, overcome this curse and make drug use history. 

We can customise our partnership to align with your organisational objectives, from cause marketing to event sponsorship. So get in touch with us today if you want to make an impact and contribute to a brighter future for the youth of our country.