BY TC News Desk
Agartala, November 02, 2022: Tripura State NSS Cell under the YAS department in collaboration with National Mental Health Programme (NMHP) on Wednesday organized ‘54th NSS Day’ and seminar on ‘Nesha Mukt Tripura’ at the premises of Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan here.
Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha inaugurated the programme in presence of YAS minister Sushanta Chowdhury, Secretary Dr Pradeep Chakraborty, Director Shubikash Debbarma, Director of Sramik Kalyan Board Retired Brigadier JP Tiwari, State Program Officer of NMHP Dr Udayan Majumdar and state NSS officer Dr Chitrajit Bhowmik.
Sharing his thoughts, YAS minister Chowdhury said “During the ‘Covid-19’ pandemic, the volunteers of the NSS have played a special role in preventing the epidemic. During the ‘Covid-19’ pandemic, volunteers played a special role in raising awareness about the need to maintain social distancing and use masks properly. During the pandemic, these volunteers have taken on the vital responsibility of delivering essential items, including food and medicine, to the ‘Covid-19’ infected people and patients who are quarantined or isolated”.
He also said that the NSS volunteers volunteer to rescue and provide relief to the victims during various natural calamities. So these young volunteers of NSS who are full of vitality should be properly trained so that they can use their full strength to face any natural calamity. If necessary, they will be made more efficient in using the latest technology.
“At present drug addiction is poisoning our youth. A large section of the youth is facing great loss to themselves and the society under the shadow of this deadly addiction. Our government is continuing its drive to prevent addiction in various ways. Chief Minister of our state Prof (Dr) Manik Saha-ji has taken a firm resolve to make Tripura a drug free state. The government is committed to prevent drug addiction, and the administration is constantly campaigning against drug addiction. A number of clubs- social voluntary organizations continue various activities with the intention of de-addiction in the society. Civilized society is worried about the increase of addiction, those who think about the future are worried. Therefore, we all have to come forward to save the students and youth from the ravages of addiction”, YAS minister Chowdhury told the gathering.
On behalf of Tripura State NSS Cell, a cheque of Rs 1,20,602 was handed over to the Tripura Sramik Kalyan Board by the Chief Minister to Retired Brigadier JP Tiwari’s hand.In this programme, the Chief Minister and YAS minister also handed over awards among best performers in NSS at different levels across the state.