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Mon students rally against drugs

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/27/2019 11:52:06 AM IST

An anti drug rally under the theme “The more you use drugs, the less you live” was held at council hall Mon on October 24. 

The rally was organized by district administration and district executive force Mon in partnership with Mon Users Network, All Nagaland Private School Association Mon Unit, Mon Town Students union, Toxic Peace, Mon Chamber of Commerce and DAPCU. 

Deputy Commissioner, Mon Thavaseelan K, while delivering welcome address, stated that the programme was organized with the objective of creating awareness on the dangers of drug abuse and addiction among the people and the youngsters in particular.

Medical officer, Dr.Chenjei Konyak, in his short presentation shared about the ill effects of drug abuse, and urged everyone to understand the problem and play a positive role at their own level. He further encouraged the participants to initiate anti-drug club in educational institutions and wards to educate people to say “NO to drugs and to STOP who take drugs”.

Short speeches were delivered by Longching, a member of Mon Users Network and P. Angchai, counsellor, Observation Home Mon, while special songs were presented by Pongjei K and Ngipkhao K. 

Besides presentation of skit by Police Baptist Church Mon and a short documentary film on drug abuse produced by Konyak Baptist Church Mon was also screened. 

The theme song against drug abuse for Mon which was composed by Samuel Konyak was officially released during the event.

Superintendent of Police, Mon Imnalensa Sanglir, in his vote of thanks appreciated the resource persons and others for their contribution and support towards the programme. 

Earlier, around 700 students along with teachers from 18 Schools in Mon town marched from their respective schools with placards (on the theme) towards the council hall Mon.

The programme chaired by T. Chingmei K, President, Mon Town Students’ Union, began with an invocation by Ashim, district chaplain and concluded with benediction by Metpei, chaplain, Gospel Outreach Ministry and Rehab Centre.

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