Imphal: Mantripukhri Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) has conducted an anti drug awareness drive for Drug Free Manipur at Awang Leikinthabi Village in Imphal West on Wednesday.
A press release issued by Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) stated that the awareness drive conducted under the theme “United we stand to fight against drugs for a drug free Manipur” was organised by Koirengei Company Operating Base (COB).
The drive was planned in response to the concerns of villagers, parents and Meira Paibi with respect to the youth of the area being under danger of falling prey to the drug menace, the press release stated.
The press release also stated that as part of the drive, an interactive lecture on harmful effect of drugs was conducted to generate awareness about the ill effects of drugs and to guide everyone to lead a healthy life.
An interactive session was also organised in which various queries of the attendees were answered followed by an awareness rally.
The event gave an insight to the locals about harmful effects of drugs on the human body, the press release states.
The press release further stated that the drive was conducted successfully in educating the locals and youth on this sensitive issue and various measures to counter the drug menace.
A total of 80 villagers participated in event, the press release stated.