The joint initiative of Anti-Drug Cell Kangpokpi Police and Kangpokpi Town Churches Fellowship, the ‘Liquor-Free Kangpokpi Town’ campaign was kicked-off successfully with a huge seizure of liquor on Sunday morning.
The campaign was supported and assisted by the Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organisation or the KWWO, Kangpokpi Youth Union, or the KYU under the aegis of the Kangpokpi Town Committee or the KTC.
Earlier, the Anti-Drug Cell Kangpokpi Police and the Kangpokpi Town Churches Fellowship had on several occasions made a public announcement notifying that the ‘Liquor-Free Kangpokpi Town’ campaign will begin on December 1 and serve strict ultimatum to all wine vendors in the town to switch their liquor business to other healthier livelihood business by December 1.
Around 247 litres of Indian Made Foreign Liquor worth approximately Rs 1, 37,500 were seized during the joint liquor drive this morning by the Anti-Drug Cell Kangpokpi Police, Kangpokpi Town Churches Fellowship, and the Kangpokpi Women Welfare Organization.
Later, the seized liquors were destroyed in public at downtown IT Road Bazar, Kangpokpi.
Several initiatives to curb the problems caused by excessive use of liquor in the town had failed, leading to extensive increase in various law and order disturbances, overdose deaths, etc.
Considering the menacing environment due to alcohol/liquor, the Kangpokpi Town Churches Fellowship in consultation with the Town Committee and the officer-in-charge Kangpokpi Police Station, inspector H Kipgen under the supervision of SP Kangpokpi initiated the campaign, ‘Liquor-Free Kangpokpi Town’ a bold step to completely eradicate the use of liquor in the town.
According to OC Kangpokpi inspector H Kipgen, under the ‘Liquor-Free Kangpokpi Town’ campaign, the Anti-Drug Cell Kangpokpi Police along with the Kangpokpi Town Churches Fellowship and volunteers and members of the local bodies will take up extreme measures to curb alcohol/liquor in the town.
He also said that a continuous liquor drive will be conducted in collaboration with the local civil and church bodies.
KTCF chairman, reverend K Hangshing appreciated the commitment of the OC Kangpokpi and the support of SP Kangpokpi in the initiative to make Kangpokpi town a liquor-free town. He also prayed for the success of the campaign and urged the denizens of the town and all concerned to support the initiative.