Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan a noble campaign of the Central Government aiming to curb the menace of drug addiction in the society was launched at Lad Rymbai Dongwah, East Jaintia Hills District.
In his address, Kyrmen Shylla, Minister, Revenue and Management Department urged upon the students and youths present to not allow themselves to be affected by peer pressure.
In her introductory speech on Nasha Mukt Bharat, Ananya Majumder, Senior state Coordinator, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment said that the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan was launched in the year 2020 across 272 vulnerable district in the country. The major components of the Abhiyan is awareness generation programme focusing on higher education institutions and schools as well as reaching out into the communities and identifying vulnerable population and communities and working in coordination with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for tribal empowerment under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan , “There is also focus on counseling and treatment facilities in hospital and rehabilitation centers and capacity building programmes by reaching out with the master volunteers and work with the youth and training them to know about the dangerous effect of substance use.
Deputy Commissioner, East Jaintia Hills District, Khliehriat A. Baranwal,IAS said ” It is utmost importance that the entire community is vigilant and as soon as they get any information on such illegal drug activities to immediately report to the police and other concerned departments”, he added.
During in the programme, the Minister and the Deputy Commissioner felicitated S. Lamare a recovered drug addict and the Anti Narcotic Task Force respectively.
Other highlights of the programme include Cultural Dance and introduction of Master Volunteers of the Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan.
After the programme, the Minister flagged off the bike rally from Lad Rymbai, to raise awareness on the negative impact of drug use.