Nasha Mukt Bharat: Fathersland Patriots Memorial Club declared drug-free youth club

DSWO of Thoubal, A Kameshwar expressed the need for a change in parenting style in order to prevent drug abuse and also encouraged the youths to work hard to excel in their areas of interest.


The Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign Committee (NMBCC) in collaboration with Fathersland Patriots Memorial Club, Khongjom conducted an awareness programme at Eureka High School, Khongjom in Thoubal district on Tuesday and the club was declared as a drug-free youth club.

The awareness programme was participated by 57 people and it was attended by DSWO of Thoubal, A Kameshwar as chief guest and president of Fathersland Patriots Memorial Club, Khongjom, Sapam Rajendro as president. The guests of honour were member of NMBCC, Thoubal, Y Laksman; secretary of SDO, Heirok, Mandir Laishram; and  president of Khongjom Maira Paibi, S Ruhini.

Mandir Laishram, in his speech said that instead of working hard to become strong pillars of the society, youngsters are continuously falling into the clutches of drugs these days. In order to save them from drugs, the Fathersland Patriots Memorial Club, Khongjom is working towards developing good football players in the area, he added. After gaining knowledge about the ill effects of drugs from the awareness programme, the youths should try to stay safe from drugs and also spread the awareness to their friends and family, he said.

A Kameshwar expressed the need for a change in parenting style in order to prevent drug abuse and also encouraged the youths to work hard to excel in their areas of interest like sports and others.

Y Laksman also delivered speech on the importance of life of youngsters. He said that the youngsters should always have the courage to say ‘no’ to drugs and also to those who try to force them to use drugs.

Thangjam Bidyabati, a Meira Paibi, expressed that women are now afraid of giving birth to male babies because they are afraid that they will fall into the pool of drugs in future. She appealed to the parents not to hide their children who are addicted to drugs and bring forward for treatment.

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First Published:Dec. 30, 2020, 12:08 a.m.

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