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Sister Ann Mary counsels children on the effects of drugs and sometimes goes after dealers herself

Indian nun helps teenagers beat drug addiction

Sister Ann Mary is the coordinator of an eight-member committee that the Delhi High Court formed in November 2016 to spread awareness in schools on the danger of drugs. (ucanews.com photo)

Ritu Sharma, New Delhi
India

April 19, 2017

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Clad in a white habit Sister Ann Mary comes out of a Delhi court room with a contagious smile. But behind the friendly face is a woman determined to save children from the clutches of drug addiction.

The 30-year-old nun, a qualified lawyer, has been working among child drug users since 2012.

"The drug addicts are mostly aged 14-20 and come from families where parents are separated or have no time for their children," said the nun who belongs to the congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Graces.

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