Anti-drug campaign in Thoubal

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, September 22, 2019: Thoubal Battalion of 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of HQ IGAR (South) conducted an anti-drug campaign for drug free Manipur at Yairipok village, Thoubal district on Sunday.

The anti-drug campaign under the theme ‘United we stand to fight against drugs for a drug free Manipur’ was organised by Yairipok Company Operating Base (COB) in coordination with Phouden Youth Club and Yairipok Police. The campaign was planned in response to the concern of villagers, parents and Meira Paibis expressed during the monthly security meet with respect to the youth of the area under danger of falling prey to the drug menace.

MLA K Meghachandra Singh graced the event as chief guest. As part of the Campaign, an interactive lecture was conducted to generate awareness about the ill effects of drugs and to guide them to lead a healthy life. The lecture gave the audience an insight about harmful effects of drugs on the human body.

The campaign witnessed enthusiastic participation by over 250 locals of the area including elders, ladies and children. The campaign was a success in educating the locals on this sensitive issue and various measures to counter the drug menace. The event concluded with tea and refreshments for all the attendees.

The locals expressed profound gratitude to the Assam Rifles for organising such awareness campaigns from time to time and appreciated the efforts and commitment of Assam Rifles to the cause of making Manipur a drug free state.

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