Manipal: The Department of Student Affairs of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, organized a Special Postal Cover Release in connection with the project “Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan by involving Young Leaders of MAHE” as part of the nation-wide Nasha Mukt Bharath Abiyaan, a campaign to make India free of drug abuse, under the aegis of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.
The event took place, at the TMA Pai Auditorium, Manipal and encompassed the release of a special postal cover, two newsletters i.e “Hithaishi” and “Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan” and the launch of the Nasha Mukt club at Manipal College of Dental Sciences, MAHE, Manipal. Dignitaries and officials from MAHE and the postal department were in attendance along with students and faculty.
The Chief Guest was Radhika Chakravarthy, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, who joined the event online and released the “Nasha Mukt Udupi Abhiyaan” newsletter. The Special Poster Cover was released by the Guest of Honour Sri D.S.V.R Murthy, IPoS, Postmaster General for South Karnataka Region, Bangalore.
Lt. General (Dr.) M.D. Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor MAHE, released the 3rd edition of the newsletter “Hithaishi” of the Department of Student Affairs. Dr H. Vinod Bhat, Executive Vice President of MAHE, was the Guest of Honour. The special postal cover was designed under his guidance.
Speaking at the event Lt. General (Dr) M.D. Venkatesh, Vice-Chancellor MAHE said “Substance abuse is a serious issue that needs to be tackled. Manipal academy of Higher Education will continue to provide its support in the creation of awareness around the issue so that the goal of making Udupi “Nasha Mukt” is achieved”
As part of the launching of the Nasha Mukt club at the Manipal College of Dental Sciences (MCODS), Manipal, the guest of honour Dr Monica Charlotte Solomon, Dean of MOCDS, Manipal administered the oath to the members of the Nasha Mukt Club at MCODS, Manipal.
Dr Geetha Maiya, Director of Student Affairs, MAHE, welcomed the gathering and Dr Binil V, Associate Professor, Manipal College of Nursing, Manipal and Co-Principal Investigator of the project, proposed the Vote of thanks.