Port Blair, Aug 12: As a part of the “Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav”, the Government of India has designated the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as the nodal Ministry to work in the field of eradication and also to create awareness among the youth from addiction and substance and also intensify the “Nasha Mukta Bharat Abhiyan” (NMBA) which is currently being implemented in 272 most vulnerable districts in the Country.

Under the banner of “Nasha Mukta Bharat Abhiyan” (NMBA), wide range of activities have been undertaken across the country with the participation of the youth, children, educational institutions, women and the community to sensitize, education and inform 8+ crore people on substance abuse across the country. As a part of this campaign, a country wide pledge against drugs covering all schools, colleges and public institutions was held across the nation on 12th August 2022.

Shri Suneel Anchipaka, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman administered “Nasha Mukta Bharat Abhiyan” pledge to 1200 students and 60 teachers at Government Model Senior Secondary School, Port Blair.

The Deputy Commissioner, South Andaman conducted inspection of the school and had a brief interaction with the students of Science and Commerce stream. He also inspected the smart class at the GMSSS, Port Blair where the classroom is integrated with the digital displays, tabs, whiteboards, assistive listening devices, and other audio/visual components.