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Chandigarh chosen for its distinctive and creative endeavor


The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India has chosen Chandigarh for its distinctive and creative endeavor and recognised it as the most active districts out of 372 districts under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan. Thus, the Ministry has decided and chosen Chandigarh for mass coverage through videography which will be showcased at the National forums as a best practice.


Therefore, the Department of Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Chandigarh Administration is organising a series of activities under the said Abhiyaan from 4-6 September 2023. On 4th September 2033, the department in collaboration with SGGS College Chandigarh has organised different competetions on the theme-drugs. Ms. Samaira Sandhu, Brand Ambassador NMBA, Director Social Welfare, WCD, and Joint Director, WCD, Chandigarh Administration graced the occasion with their esteemed presence. Ms. Samaira Sandhu delivered a heartfelt address, passionately urging the attending youth to embrace the values of hard work, determination, and a healthy lifestyle, while vehemently shunning the use of narcotics.


An artistic expression contest, including Rangoli and Poster making, was organized, and the victorious students received cash prizes as tokens of recognition. The Deputed team of the Ministry visited the Rehabilitation Centre i.e. Society for Promotion of Youth & Masses, Sector 18, Chandigarh for It’s coverage on same day. The National Film Development Corporation (NFDC), a renowned organization has been selected by the ministry for the coverage of activities to be conducted in upcoming three days. The Department of Social Welfare, Women, and Child Development, Chandigarh Administration wholeheartedly welcomes the opportunity to contribute to the nationwide endeavor of building a drug-free nation. We firmly believe that through the medium of cinema and active community engagement, we can inspire positive transformation and propagate the message of a drug-free Chandigarh.

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