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Awareness Program on Drug Abuse in Tura, Meghalaya

  by NEWSNER , 2021-02-18 10:51:35

Awareness Program on Drug Abuse in Tura, Meghalaya

An awareness programme on substance abuse on the theme ‘Choose Education and Meaningful Life, not Drugs’ was on Wednesday organised by the District School Education Officer together with the District Administration, District welfare Office and District Maternity and Child Health Officer at the govt Girls’ Higher lyceum in Tura.


The programme was organised under Nasha-Mukt Bharat Abhiyan, an initiative by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, to form the people conscious of the ill-effects of drug abuse and curb the menace of white plague within the society.



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West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner, Ram Singh, while speaking because the chief guest during the programme, advised the scholars to remain faraway from smoking and drinking during their student life adding that they ought to not fall prey to see pressure and other personal issues.

Clinical Psychologist, District psychological state Programme, Tura, Narbecca Momin, explained intimately the psychological aspects of substance used or abused, the common causes on why people take drugs etc. Informing that excessive consumption of medicine affects the person’s brain, Momin urged the scholars to not start the habit as ‘prevention is best than cure’.


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A short skit on substance abuse was also presented by students of Don Bosco Higher lyceum, Tura and Monfort Centre for Education, Tura during the day-long programme.

Meanwhile, an awareness programme on ‘Protection of the Environment’ was organised in North Garo Hills by the District Legal Services Authority at SGSY Hall, C&RD Block, Resubelpara.


Additional Deputy Commissioner & Member Secretary, DLSA, Z J Sangma, sensitised the gathering on the importance of environmental management. He said that it had been an important obligation of all individual to know the environmental problems and its impact on living beings. He, therefore, called upon the gathering to support the protection and preservation of the environment.


PK Sangma, EAC & military officer, Resubelpara Municipal Board, oriented the gathering on the importance of unpolluted environment, banning of plastic and its hazardous effects on the environment, animal and human health.


Stressing on plastic ban, she informed that measures to curb the utilization of plastic and its prohibition would soon happen within the area.


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