Care and Support Society and Mokokchung Users Network jointly organised the 22nd International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at community hall, Ungma on June 26 with Advocate I. Mangko Jamir as guest of honour.
Speaking at the function, the guest of stressed on the role of parents in the family as the main concern in preventing the social evil of drug addiction. He encouraged and challenged the church leaders and especially village councils to be forefront in fighting against the practices not by rules but by showing love and concern to an addict.
Care and Support Society managing director Imchawati Kichu while sharing on the significance of the day urged the congregation to create a drug free world.
During the interactive session, the council and the church decided to create a friendly environment in the village and resolved to help the users by sponsoring a Rehabilitation programme if they came forward.
For primary prevention, the Student’s Union also conducted seminar supported by women department, Ungma Baptist Church.
Meanwhile, 13 Assam Rifles under Headquarter 5 Sector Assam Rifles of IGAR (N) organised lectures for AR troops and villagers of Tsiesema Basa to raise public awareness against the menace of drugs on the occasion of “International day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking” on June 26 and 27.
Accorrding to a defence release, the lecture also highlighted steps taken by government against drug abuse and illicit trafficking of narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances. The lecture was conducted by the unit doctor with an aim to enlighten the youth about the harmful effects of international drugs on health.
The steps taken by the unit was immensely appreciated by the villagers.