Assam NGO to launch 60-day state-wide anti-drugs campaign

The DGP has assured all possible cooperation from the police department in implementing the anti-drug awareness campaign

A leading socio-cultural organisation of Assam is set to launch a two-month anti-drugs campaign from June 4 in a bid to keep youths away from narcotic substances and create a healthy society. The state-wide awareness campaign to be organised by Byatikram MASDO (Mass Awareness and Social Development Organisation) will be inaugurated by Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi at the Darbar Hall of Raj Bhavan in Guwahati.
Preparations for the awareness campaign are already underway even as a delegation from Byatikram MASDO held detailed discussions with Assam Director-General of police Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta on the issues related to the programme. The delegation comprised among others, advisor of Byatikram MASDO, Manisha Hazarika, founder president Saumen Bharatiya and Organising Secretary Kaveri Sharma Barua.
The DGP has assured all possible cooperation from the police department in implementing the anti-drug awareness campaign.
Post-meeting with DGP, Bharatiya said, "Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma's dream project is a drug-free Assam. Byatikram MASDO's Anti-Drugs Awareness Campaign is intended to support that great cause. "This is just the beginning. It will then gradually expand across entire Assam. It will be a huge loss to society if the younger generation cannot be guided in the matter of drug addiction," said Manisha Hazarika. "Therefore, this campaign aims to keep the youth away from drugs," she said.
"This is just the beginning. It will then gradually expand to the entire Assam. It will be a huge loss to society if the younger generation cannot be guided in the matter of drug addiction," said Manisha Hazarika.
Legendary singer Jayanta Hazarika's son, Mayukh Hazarika has already composed and dubbed an awareness song on the anti-drugs campaign.
Members of  Byatikram MASDO after their conversation with  Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta
Image: Members of Byatikram MASDO after their conversation with Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta
Moreover, the organisation has chosen prominent actor Pranjal Saikia as the brand ambassador of the anti-drugs awareness campaign.
Earlier, Byatikram MASDO had successfully launched a three-month anti-honking prevention campaign titled 'No Horn Please' for the creation of a noise-free environment.
The anti-drugs awareness campaign will be attended by MP Bhubaneswar Kalita besides Gate Hospital founder Dr. Bedabrata Pathak; NEDFi chairman and managing director PVSLN Murty and State Bank of India Chief General Manager RS Ramesh among others.



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