The 12 Assam Rifles Mokokchung under the aegis of HQ IGAR (North) on Tuesday evening conducted an Anti-Drug campaign featuring Miss Hekali Achumi reigning Miss Nagaland as the special guest. The campaign was held at the Town Hall Mokokchung where a number of items like songs and dance were presented by various artists and performers.
Miss Hekali Achumi in her speech at the campaign explained how the drug menace affects mostly the youngsters in their twenties because of varieties of reasons. However, the one most important reason for the drug menace is the social media, she added. She went on to add that there are many types of drugs but the one thing that stands out in Nagaland is the ‘Sunflower’ drug which according to her was more accessible and cheaper than others.
She reminded the gathering that drug addiction should be tackled in a sensible manner with a positive approach towards the victim instead of punishing or mistreating the addict.
She also expressed happiness that the state government had come up with Nagaland State Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Policy 2020 which is under amendment and would be eventually implemented soon. Through this policy, she was hopeful that there would be positive changes.
Earlier in the program, shorts speeches were delivered by special invitee SP Mokokchung Manoj Kumar, ADC Mokokchung Chumlamo Lotha and president Watsu Mungdang Arenla Longkhumer.
SMO, (IMDH) Dr Temsumenla also addressed the students on the issue of drug abuse, its prevention, treatment & rehabilitation etc.
Highlights of the programme included songs and dance presentation by artists students of Ungma SGHSS School and Front Fem Group including performance by AR jazz band in collaboration with local band.
A short documentary on Anti-Drug was also screened by SMO IMDH. The program concluded with a vote of thanks by Col Rahul Gurung KC, CO 12 AR Mokokchung.