IMPHAL: Under the initiatives of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE), the District Level Committee (DLC), Thoubal district has organized an awareness program on Prevention of Drug Abuse and Alcoholism at the Old Age Home of South Eastern Rural Development Organization (SERDO), Sangaiyumpham Part II on Saturday.
In a press release the DLC, Thoubal stated that the awareness campaign was organized with the objectives and purpose of bringing awareness on the harmful effects of abusing drugs to the health, particularly among the old aged people during the Covid-19 pandemic. Addiction to the locally available drugs and dependence producing substances affect not only the personal health of the abuser but the habit has created social and economic problems in every family.
During the programme, an interaction session on how to avoid the tobacco products was conducted with the participation of 35 inmates including women of the Old Age Home and three resource persons namely District Social Welfare Officer Arambam Kameshwar, secretary of SERDO Md. MW Rahman and chief functionary Md. Maniruddin.