President Murmu launches ‘Addiction Free Odisha’ campaign


Mayurbhanj, May 4: President Droupadi Murmu on Thursday launched the Nishamukta Odisha (Addiction Free Odisha) campaign by Brahma Kumaris Centre at Hatbadra in Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district.

Speaking on the occasion, the President said, “Addiction is a disorder. It is a social, economic, physical and mental curse. Drug addiction causes tension in family and society. Therefore, there is a need to make people aware about the ill effects of drug abuse.”

She expressed confidence that when people understand the bad effects of drug abuse, they would definitely try to quit it.

“Addiction is the biggest enemy of society. Therefore, it is a noble deed to make people aware about it. I appreciate Brahma Kumaris Centre for being engaged in building a healthy society through spirituality,” said the President.

She wished for the success of the ‘Addiction Free Odisha’ campaign.

Earlier, the President reached Pahadpur village and paid her respect to her husband late Shayam Charan Murmu. Subsequently, she laid the foundation stones for the Skill Training Hub and Community Centre in the village and interacted with villagers.

This is Murmu’s maiden visit to Rairangpur in Mayurbhanj district, which is also her birthplace, after assuming the highest constitutional post of the country and becoming the first tribal President of the country.

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