Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign: Awareness programmes on substance abuse held at different government schools of Thoubal

The programmes were conducted with the joint effort of the ZEO and District Social Welfare, Thoubal


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Awareness and educational programmes on substance abuse especially for youths and school students were conducted at Lalit Madhob Sharma High School, Khongjom, Lamding Higher Secondary School, Lamding and Sekmai Khumbi High School, Nongpok Sekmai in Thoubal district on Saturday.

The programmes were conducted with the joint effort of the Zonal Education office, Thoubal and District Social Welfare, Thoubal under Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign Committee of the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry, Government of India. 

At Khongiom, school headmaster, Thangjam Ingocha and senior teacher, Nabadwip were the chief guest and president respectively. Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign Committee member, Yumnam Laksman was the resource person of the day. The harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse with a motive to make the youths say 'No to Drugs' and the role to be played by the teaching and non-teaching staff to make the school completely free from drugs were discussed during the programme.

Assistant inspectors of the school, Okram Sandhyarani Devi and Kh Binodini Devi also joined the awareness programme.

At Sekmai Khumbi High School, Nongpok Sekmai, school headmaster, Okram Nityai, DSWO, Arambam Kameshwar and assistant inspector of the school, M Sanahal were the presidium members.

Kameshwar highlighted the purpose, objectives and activities of the Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign in the district during the last six months. Later, the headmaster declared the school as ‘drug free school’ in presence of the assistant inspector of school and District Social Welfare officer, Thoubal.

Similar programme on prevention of substance abuse and alcoholism was held at the Lamding Higher Secondary School in which Seram Asha Devi of the District Social Welfare office, Thoubal was the resource person.

Principal, A Purnima declared the school as drug free in presence of the deputy inspector of the school, A Rebika Devi and officials from District Social Welfare office, Thoubal.

First Published:Feb. 13, 2021, 10:30 p.m.

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