THOUBAL: An awareness and education programme on Prevention of Substance and Alcohol Abuse in relation to Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign was organized at Regional Institute of Handicapped Persons (RIHP), Yairipok, Thoubal District on Monday.
In a press release it was informed that under the campaign programme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, the institute has been declared as Drug Free Institute during the awareness and education programme. A Street Play “Ei Nupi Thiba Kijare” was shown to the participating
Youths, teaching and non-teaching staff and students of the RIHP attended the function where Arambam Kameshwar Singh, District Social Welfare Officer,
Thoubal/Member Secretary, Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign Committee, Thoubal, Dr. M. Rajendra Singh, President, Regional Institute of Handicapped Persons (RIHP), Yairipok, Manipur, Yumnam Laxman Singh, Member, District Level Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign Committee, were the Chief Guest, President and Guests of Honour. A total number of 64 persons participated in the Programme.
Yumnam Laxman Singh explained on how drug abuse causes physical deterioration as well as creates financial problems in a family, and in addition to that it shortened the lifespan of a person.
Resource person Ak. Herojit Singh, founder/secretary, Real Recovery Home, Thoubal Wangmataba
shared his testimony on his real life experience on how he became a drug addict and how he has been recovering. He mentioned that self-realisation is the most important quality to prevent drug abuse and further expressed the need of counseling to the family members and relatives of an addict in order to create a supporting environment to enhance recovery of an addict.
Arambam Kameshwar Singh said that the declaration of the institute as a drug free institute is one of the biggest achievement of the campaign and appealed to take strict action in case of any violation to the ceclaration. He further sought help and cooperation from youths, clubs, parents and guardian to unitedly defeat drug abuse.
Dr. M. Rajendra Singh expressed the need to understand the war against drug and to volunteer ourselves to achieve the result.
A pledge was taken by all the participants during the awareness camp.