‘Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan’ Run launched to mark International Day against Drug Abuse

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked on 26 June every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse.

New Delhi: The Department of Social Justice & Empowerment  organised the  Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan Run – 19th Run Against Drug Abuse- on Sunday  at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Bhishma Pitamah Marg, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi.

The Run was  organised in association with Health Fitness Trust, New Delhi. To wean away youth and others from drugs and to make our country drugs free, a pledge was also administered to the participants.

The pledge was followed by the run which was  flagged off by Dr. Virendra Kumar, the Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment , for spreading mass awareness against the drug abuse.

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is marked on 26 June every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse. This run is organized to create awareness for the same and to present a united front against Drug Abuse.

A nationwide drug-free India campaign namely Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan is going on in 272 identified districts. There are more than 8000 master volunteers for campaign activities in these 272 districts, reaching out to more than 3.10 crore people including more than 1.20 crore youth and over 31 lakh women through various activities actually carried out so far.

So far, the results of Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan have been very encouraging and this Ministry is also working vigorously to declare 100 districts drug free by the end of the year 2022 within defined parameters.

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