Imphal: Taking the message to wage war against drug with his mission ‘War on Drugs’ Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh led a public convention at Kwakta, Bishnupur on Tuesday.
Biren also attended a public rally against Poppy cultivation and drug abuse organized by Zomi Frontal Organisations at Lamka in Churachandpur district.
Addressing the convention organized by Clean Kwakta, Biren Said” People should always be sincere in the fight against illegal drugs and intoxicants, stating that the campaign to eradicate intoxicants should start from the family.” “We pray to God for our wellbeing, but He would never be happy or bless us if we indulge in the business which may take people’s lives and harm the society,” Biren said. “Only those who do good things would achieve heaven,” he added.
The state government would extend all possible support and assistance to Clean Kwakta in their mission of eradicating drugs and intoxicants. No addict should be kept hidden by the family if the state has to succeed in the campaign, Biren said. Biren asked the families to take the addict to rehabilitation centres so that they may lead a normal life soon. Biren was doubtful doubt about the conduct of some private rehabilitation centres. He said his government would have its own rehabilitation centres where addicts can be reformed in a proper manner.
‘War on Drugs’ is a non-political movement people need to support and co-operation, he said. “Whatever we are working or earning today is for our children. There is no point of earning wealth if our children are addicted to drugs and intoxicants,” the chief minister said. Shri N. The chief minister assured that the government would provide alternative livelihood to all those needy people who are part of the illegal drug business because of compelling life circumstances due to poverty. Biren appreciated the people of Churachandpur for their support in all the initiatives taken up by the government. He also expressed his confidence that with the participation and support of the public, the campaign would surely succeed.
Narrating the presence of many orphanage homes in Churachandpur district, he said people of the district should realize the effects of drug addiction. Loss of many lives due to drug addiction had made many children orphans. “It is high time that everyone should contribute their parts in rooting out drug addiction and save the future generation from its harmful effects,” Biren said.
Stating that Churachandpur has many talented youths in certain fields, he expressed his desire to make the district an academic hub and added that the government would try to bring up more colleges in the district.