• Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

ASSAM RIFLES COMMEMORATES INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST DRUG ABUSE AND ILLICIT TRAFFICKING IN MANIPUR

In the past year, HQ IGAR (South) has recovered contraband worth Rs 840 crore in Manipur, identified 2,029 acres of poppy cultivation, and destroyed 1,782 acres. Assam Rifles stands firmly against drugs and with the people, recognizing that drugs are gateways to severe health, social, and economic malice.

To mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Assam Rifles conducted a series of impactful lectures and oath-taking ceremonies across various locations in Manipur.

The primary event took place at Kamakhya Pemton College, Hiyangthong, Imphal West district, attended by 100 college students. Similar lectures were held for 233 troops at Mantripukhri Garrison, 62 local youths at Company Operating Bases in Chandrakhong, Lilong, Singjamei, and Thoubal, and 350 students and 10 teachers at Chaoyaima Higher Secondary School, Nongpok Ching, Thoubal.

In Sajik Tampak, Chandel district, and Govt School, Phundrei, Kakching district, Assam Rifles emphasized the wide repercussions of substance abuse on mental, physical, and economic health. A total of 28 men, 17 women, and 40 children participated, showing their support for a drug-free community.

Key points discussed included the impact of drug abuse on public health and safety, strategies employed by Assam Rifles to combat drug trafficking, and the importance of collaboration of community. The events concluded with participants taking an oath to support each other and promote a drug-free society, reinforcing the Assam Rifles motto of “Friends of the North East.”

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