Youth are the biggest treasure of the country. They must he utilized to build a developed nation and state, besides, mentality to work for the humankind and the nation has to be generated among the youth, enunciated Chief Minister Prof. (Dr) Manik Saha after inaugurating a seminar and a blood donation camp on “Drug Free Tripura” organized by Tripura NSS Unit and Youth Affairs & Sports department at Rabindra Bhawan today.
The Chief Minister said, NSS helps generate the mentality of involving oneself in social work and positive attitude among students. NSS was launched during the birth centenary of Mahatma Gandhi in 1969.
The Chief Minister said, NSS was formed with 600 volunteers of 6 schools in the state in 1976. Presently, there are 389 NSS unit in the state with 34 thousand 300 volunteers, Apart from that, NSS unit has 6 self funds with 600 volunteers.
He said, the NSS volunteers have stood time after time whenever the state faced any natural calamity. The Chief Minister hoped that these NSS volunteers shall continue to do the same in future. He said, the NSS volunteers must take the responsibility in building a healthy society.
They must play a vital role in building a Drug Free Tripura, responding the call of the state government. Besides, awareness must be generated so that everyone could strongly stand against drug dealers. The
Chief Minister said, donating blood is a noble deed, which is greater than any form of donation. He called upon the youth to come forward to donate blood.
Secretary of Youth Affairs & Sports department Pradip Kumar Chakraborty said, it is essential to generate positive mindset among the youth and use them for the development of the nation and the state. NSS volunteers must work beside the government in building a Drug free Tripura.
Also, they must generate public awareness about different government schemes. Director of YAS department Satyabrata Nath and State Office of NSS Dr. Chitrajit Bhowmik also spoke on the occasion.