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Kangpokpi rally against drugs vows to make district 'drugs-free' town

On April 23, 2022 the people of Kangpokpi, during a public meeting took a firm resolution to deter the town completely from drugs and unanimously declared a 'War on Drugs' while reaffirming to strictly prohibit the use, sale, and supply of drugs in Kangpokpi town.

ByKangpokpi Correspondent

Updated 19 May 2022, 4:53 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Following the resolution by the people to curb the alarming drug menace in Kangpokpi town, a massive rally against drugs was held on Thursday at the district headquarters pledging to make Kangpokpi a "drugs-free" town.

The rally was organised by Kangpokpi Town Committee, Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organisation and Kangpokpi Youth Union in collaboration with the One Stop Centre Kangpokpi and Childline 1098 Kangpokpi to create awareness of the growing menace of drug abuse, especially among the youngsters in the town, and also to give a clear message to all the denizens of the town that there will be no more tolerance upon any illegal drugs trafficking in the town.

On April 23, 2022 the people of Kangpokpi, during a public meeting took a firm resolution to deter the town completely from drugs and unanimously declared a 'War on Drugs' while reaffirming to strictly prohibit the use, sale, and supply of drugs in Kangpokpi town.

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The meeting also unanimously vested the Kangpokpi Town Committee, Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organisation, and Kangpokpi Youth Union with full authority to sternly deal with all illegal/contraband drug cases as deemed fit.

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The anti-drug rally saw a massive turnout and raising anti-drug slogans and placards, the rally marched towards the Superintendent of Police Kangpokpi's office from Nute Kailhang via the National Highway 2 passing through the main town telling the residents of the town to stay away from the use, sell, and supplies of drugs.

Speaking to the media, the President of KWWO, Hekim Hangshing said that the use, sale, and supply of drugs in the town is fast becoming prevalent, especially among the youths, and its curse has destroyed scores of families in the town.

She continued that the involvement and support of parents, guardians, and other caregivers are critical in preventing the youth from substance abuse while urging society and parents to keep a close watch on their wards.

Highlighting the vital role of parents, guardians, and other caregivers, the KWWO President said that conversations are one of the most effective tools adults can use to connect with the youths as parents who talk to their kids about the danger of substances early and often are 50 per cent less likely to use drugs than those who do not receive these critical messages at home.

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Challenging the mothers of the town, Hekim Hangshing further said that this is my message to all the mothers of the town "we can either lay down and die with our children or we can stand up and fight".

Saying that illegal/contraband drugs has made it exponentially worse, the President of Kangpokpi Youth Union, Haolet Khongsai urged the people of Kangpokpi to take care of their children and to let them not fall into the hands of this nuisance drugs menace.

Kangpokpi Town Committee Chairman, Angam Leivon said that the anti-drug rally emphasizes an important point as it is carrying a pretty powerful message to deterge Kangpokpi town completely from drugs and make it a "drug-free" town and we should be proud that we are leading the fight to cause lethal destruction to drugs menace.

The rally culminated with a word of gratitude from the town committee chairman and a prayer from Secretary Kangpokpi Town Church Fellowship.

 

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First published:19 May 2022, 4:53 pm

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drug abusekangpokpiwar on drugsdrugs trafficking

Kangpokpi Correspondent

Kangpokpi Correspondent

KANGPOKPI district, Manipur

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