MAWKYRWAT/NONGPOH/NONGSTOIN/ RESUBELPARA: Along with the rest of the world, the state, too, observed on Friday the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking with many activities marking the day.
In Mawkyrwat, the office of the District Medical and Health Officer, South West Khasi Hills District, through the District Mental Health Programme in collaboration with Rashtriya Kishore Karyakram (RKSK), Mawkyrwat, on Friday observed the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking at the Community Health Centre.
The programme was attended by medical health officers and medical staff of the institution along with outdoor patients visiting the institution on medical purposes. Others who were present include Dr WL Narry, Nodal Officer of District Mental Health Programme and N Marbaniang, M&EO District Mental Health Programme.
In Ri Bhoi, the day was also observed across Ri Bhoi District by the Ri Bhoi Police at Nongpoh and Umsning.
Speaking in the programme, police officers deliberated on the menace of drug and youths were advised to say no to drugs so that they can attain a prosperous future.
The day also became a witness to the performance of police personnel, who sang various songs quoting the theme of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking .
The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed by West Khasi Hills District Police along with the Khasi Students Union, Nongstoin Circle, here on Friday.
A bike rally by The Ultimate Legendary Biker Association (TULBA) and the Western Motor Riders Club (WMRC) from Upper New Nongstoin petrol pump till Nongstoin market kick-started the programme.
The programme aimed at targeting the youths, students and the general public by raising awareness about the ill effects of drugs and the menace of illicit trafficking.
While speaking at the programme, HG Lyngdoh, Superintendent of Police, West Khasi Hills District, sought everyone’s cooperation in fighting against the threat of drugs.
The programme was also attended by the Dy SP Headquarter, SS Dkhar, DSP Crime, BK Jana and CI Nongstoin, D Mawlein, among others.
The Peace Club, Resubelpara, organised a programme on Thursday to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2020.
The attendees shared messages on harmful effects of drugs and alcohol as part of the main agenda which was “staying away from drugs and saying no to drugs”.
A short video on anti-drugs campaign produced with the support of the Director General of Police and Superintendent of Police, North Garo Hills was released on the occasion.