Need for a drug free society stressed
Source: Hueiyen News Service
Saturday, Jun 16, 2012
Imphal, June 15 2012: A clarion call was made and the urgent need for a drug free society stressed during a public meeting held in connection with the 21st Foundation day observation of Narcotics Anonymous (NA) at MDU, Yaiskul today.
The public meeting, which was conducted by Imphal Area Service Committee of Narcotics Anonymous, was graced by S Bhanumati, Sahitya Akademi Awardee; Sagolsem Indrakumar, retired Director, DDK Imphal and A Mobi, President, All Manipur Working Journalist Union (AMWJU) as Chief Guest, President and Guest of Honour respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, S Indrakumar pointed out that cooperation from all sections of the society is needed to make our society a drug free one.
He further pointed out that many young people have died on account of drugs and alcohol.
Moreover, there are a number of people who have trodden on to the path to drugs, got addicted and are unable to come out of the habit even if they want to.
We all need to come together to save our future generation from going astray.
He observed that the initiative taken up by NA is indeed praiseworthy.
All those who are desperate to give up drugs can join NA.
The public need to be made more aware of NA so that the aims and objectives of NA for a better and prosperous society free from drugs can be achieved.
Delivering the Presidential speech, S Bhanumati said that it is important to understand the value of life and live up to it.
It is indeed unfortunate for all those who have lost their lives early due to drugs.
So, it is high time that we all come together and save from further loss of useful and valuable lives.
A Mobi also informed that NA is a platform where drug users who are desperate to give up drugs can come.
The steps taken up by NA are for the welfare of the society and these needs to be highlighted to the people.