Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore, inspired CUPB students to contribute in making drug-free India


Bathinda : The NSS Cell of the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB), in association with Nasha Mukt Samaj Abhiyaan Kaushal Ka, organized a webinar on “Alcohol and Drug Addiction’ on Tuesday. The Hon’ble Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs, Shri Kaushal Kishore participated in this webinar as the Chief Guest and emphasised the need to eradicate the menace of drug addiction.

While addressing the participants, Shri Kaushal Kishore stated that drug abuse is a social evil that takes the lives of thousands of people every year. Drug abuse has been a serious concern not only for the state of Punjab but the country at large, as youngsters in our country are being pushed into drug and liquor addiction due to drug trafficking. He suggested that every responsible citizen should make people aware of the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs to combat drug addiction and to create an intoxication-free and disciplined society.

On this occasion, Shri Kaushal Kishore administered the Say Yes to Life and No to Drugs Pledge to participants. He encouraged CUPB students to contribute to accomplishing the mission of Nasha Mukt Bharat by spreading awareness among their friends and family members about the ill-effects of drugs and inspiring at least one drug addict a month to say no to drugs.

During the programme, Vice Chancellor Prof. Raghavendra P. Tiwari expressed his gratitude towards the Chief Guest. He assured that the university administration would take necessary steps to spread awareness about drugs among the youth of the region.

At the outset, Prof. Deepak Chauhan, NSS Programme Coordinator, welcomed the participants. Shri Akshant Kant, Programme Conovener, Nasha Mukt Samaaj Abhiyaan Andolan Kaushal Ka, introduced the distinguished speaker. Towards the end, Prof. Vinod K. Garg, Dean Students Welfare, gave formal vote of thanks. Faculty, research scholars and students from different departments of the university virtually attended this programme.


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