Valedictory Session – “NashaMukt Bharat Abhiyan”

The Post Graduate Government College for Girls in Sector-11, Chandigarh held its Valedictory Session today to mark the conclusion of various events and activities organized in February and March 2023, as part of the government’s “NashaMukt Bharat Abhiyan” campaign aimed at creating drug abuse awareness among young people. The college’s Principal, Prof. (Dr.) Anita Kaushal, was the chief guest of the event, while the college’s Vice Principal, Dr. Monika Vij, also attended and praised the students’ efforts.

The event’s Guests of Honour included Dr. Mahender Singh, Principal of Yoga College and Nodal-cum-Liaison Officer for the Higher Education Department’s Drug De-addiction program, and Ms. Prabhjot Kaur Atwal, Nodal Officer for the Social Welfare Department. During her address to the students, Ms. Prabhjot highlighted the problem of drug abuse in the region.

The VADA (Victory Against Drug Abuse) Club members, Mehfooz-the Drug De-addiction Society, and NSS Volunteers, in accordance with the directives of the Director Higher Education and Department of Social Welfare, Chandigarh Administration, participated in various activities such as poster-making, Instagram Reel making, pledge-taking, workshops, and rallies to raise awareness about drug abuse. More than 100 students participated in the rally and attended the valedictory session.

The VADA Club members presented a video showcasing the activities they had undertaken throughout the year under the “NashaMukt Bharat Abhiyan” campaign, which was highly appreciated by everyone.

Prof. (Dr.) Anita Kaushal awarded the prize winners and participants of various competitions with prizes and certificates, congratulating them for their hard work and efforts. She also expressed concern about the alarming issue of drug abuse and emphasized the need for young people’s involvement in spreading awareness about it. The session ended with Prof. Anita Kaushal leading the pledge of “Say No to Drugs” with all the participants. The society’s convenor, Dr. Neelam Rathee, thanked the guests with a token of gratitude.