Awareness Program on Drugs and Substance Abuse Held

Awareness Program on Drugs and Substance Abuse Held

TMB Report

Thoubal: With a view to make Thoubal District free from Drugs and Alcoholism, a one-day Awareness Program on Drugs and Substance Abuse was held at  Khangabok Awang Leikai in Thoubal District on  Wednesday.

At the event, Up-Pradhan Athokpam Ratan and DSWO Thoubal A. Kameshwar attended as Chief Guest and President of the program respectively.

In the event which was jointly organised by Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign Committee and Khangabok Part I Gram Panchayat, 90 Female and 30 Male attended by following SOP of Covid-19.

Senior Counselor of Integrated Rehabilitation Centre for Addicts (IRCA), Thoubal Pakhangkhong Oken Naoriya who was invited as Resource Person of the day pointed out that drug and alcohol addiction causes both physical and economic loss, gain no respect from society. Physical, mental and spiritual rehabilitation is required for a recovering addict.

Member Inaobi Meitei reiterated that hiding of the drug addict should not be done and they should be guided for treatment at the Rehabilitation Centers opened in the district. Member T. Anita advised the mothers to supervise the children carefully so that they should not indulge in drug addiction.

The Chief Guest of the function Athokpam Ratan appealed the people to stop abusing drugs and avoid all kinds of dependence producing drugs which are harmful to health forever. The DSWO thanked the people for their active participation and involvement in the discussion.

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