President Droupadi Murmu Launches ‘My Bengal, Addiction-Free Bengal’ Campaign to Combat Youth Drug Use

President Droupadi Murmu Launches 'My Bengal, Addiction-Free Bengal' Campaign to Combat Youth Drug Use
President Droupadi Murmu Launches 'My Bengal, Addiction-Free Bengal' Campaign to Combat Youth Drug Use

In a ceremonial gathering hosted at the Raj Bhavan, President Droupadi Murmu unveiled the ‘My Bengal, Addiction-Free Bengal’ campaign—an imperative initiative orchestrated by the Brahma Kumaris to combat the escalating issue of drug consumption among the youth. Recognizing the collaborative endeavors of both central and state administrations in confronting this critical matter, the president accentuated the immediate requirement for effective remedies to eliminate this peril from society’s fabric.

President Droupadi Murmu outlined a holistic strategy to address the predicament of drug abuse. Her approach advocated a synthesis of spiritual enlightenment, medical interventions, social cohesion, and steadfast political resolve. She underlined the profound connection between addiction, mental stress, and peer pressure, emphasizing that these factors contribute to grave repercussions for both individuals and their families. Commending organizations like the Brahma Kumaris for actively engaging in dialogues surrounding these pivotal concerns and striving to formulate actionable solutions, President Murmu lauded their commitment.

Distinguished attendees at the event included West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose and State Minister for Women and Child Development and Social Welfare Shashi Panja. President Murmu extended her gratitude to Prajapita Brahmakumari Ishwariya Vishwavidyalaya for launching the ‘My Bengal, Addiction-Free Bengal’ initiative as a part of the larger ‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan.’

President Murmu raised concerns about the exploitation of drug consumption by antisocial elements for criminal activities, lamenting the diversion of resources meant for betterment towards actions that undermine societal welfare. She further voiced apprehensions regarding the younger generation, considering them the nation’s most invaluable assets, and highlighted the disheartening squandering of their potential due to addiction.

Additionally, President Murmu urged all educational institutions to play a pivotal role in identifying deviations from the right path among students. Stressing the significance of safeguarding the youth’s potential for the nation’s advancement, she resonated the sentiment that their well-being is paramount.