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Urban Affairs Minister addresses on Nasha Mukt Bharat Initiative at Tezpur University

Tezpur, Feb 9 : Tezpur University on Wednesday organised a mega program on Nasha Mukt Bharat (Drug Free India Campaign) at the KBR auditorium of the University. Shri
Kaushal Kishore, hon’ble Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs attended the program as Chief Guest and delivered a compelling address on the transformative
initiative “Nasha Mukt Bharat” on the occasion. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister highlighted the need of the Nasha Mukt Bharat abhiyan and its nationwide campaign aiming at eradicating the scourge of substance abuse amongst youth.

During the address, Shri Kishore emphasized that the government is facilitating several
schemes for various stakeholders including the youth to build a Vikshit & Aatmanirbhar
Bharat. However, all such efforts will go in vain, if youth does not stay away from
substance abuse (Nasha). “Many youth are consumed by these drugs and spoil their
youth. The first time whenever it is offered, the temptation should be rejected”, the
Minister advised the youth. The Minister, who is looking after the Housing and Urban Affairs also assured the University regarding grant of financial assistance for developing a Sewerage Treatment Plant on the campus. “I am instructing NBCC (a Govt. of India Civil Engineering Enterprise) to execute the proposal”, the Minister said.

Before the event, the Minister also offered floral tributes to Ramabai Bhimrao
Ambedkar on her Jayanti at Bordoichila Women’s Hostel

The event witnessed participation of a large number of National Service Scheme, TU
volunteers, students, faculty and staff members of the University. Dr. Amiya Kumar Das
Programme Coordinator, NSS, TU and Dr. Apurba Saha, Programme Officer, NSS, TU
shared the dais with the dignitaries.

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