[ Indrajit Tingwa ]
MIAO, Jul 15: Drugs awareness campaign in Miao and Kharsang circles, organized by the Inter Collegiate Youth Association (ICYA), in collaboration with Miao branch of Arunachal Pradesh Women Welfare Society, concluded with a three days awareness meeting at New Khimyang village.
The meeting, which was held at Government Primary School and attended by villagers, teachers and students of the school, mainly focused on guiding the youths in proper way to save the younger generation from the perils of drugs.
Changlang ZPC, Jowkhong Singpho, who presided over the meeting, said that youths were the most important section of a society and they need to be properly guided.
CO Namrata Bhatt Tiwari said addiction was good as long as it is confined to positive things. She called for addiction to good and positive things and asked parents to identify the hidden talents of their children and groom them accordingly.
Dr Khimhun spoke on the health implications due to drug abuse. He advised the villagers to keep their surrounding clean for healthy environment. SI Mingki gave demonstration on impact of drug abuse in the area and society as a whole. She sought concerted effort to combat drug menace. She also highlighted on the NDPS Act, 1985.
The GB and ASM of the village also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, President of ICYA Kenli Jini briefed the motto of launching the drug awareness programme.
Miao branch APWWS President, Odi Tamut Singpho spoke on harmful effects of drugs on user’s health and appealed to youths, students and villagers to abstain themselves from using all forms of drugs
ICYA launched its drugs awareness campaign coinciding with the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on June 26 last month.