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Darjeeling Sikkim observes World Anti Drug Day

Darjeeling Sikkim observes World Anti Drug Day
Darjeeling Sikkim observes World Anti Drug Day: The International Anti Drugs Day was today observed in Kalimpong, Panitanki and other parts of the hills by various social organisation to spread the awareness against the evil practice and also to eradicate it completely from the society.
In Kalimpiong, the Himalayan Anti AIDS and Anti Nicotine Drugs Society to conducted a poster campaign to spread awareness about drug abuse. The society put up posters with slogans denouncing the usage of drugs across the length and breadth of the town. The society has been conducting various awareness campaigns against drug abuse and for the welfare of drug edicts since a long time.
The society’s convenor Niriyas Mukhiya said drug users cannot be treated with medication, they need to be rehabilitated through strict procedures. Further, awareness and spreading the knowledge about the bad effects of drugs should be given priority by everyone. “Drug abuse is a personal and metal ailment and the people who use such substances are unaware of the importance of living life. They feel constantly lonely and separate themselves from the society, family, love and everything else which is important in life,” Mukhiya explained.
Meanwhile, the Naksalbari-Panitanki unit of social organisation Gana Unnayan Parshad conducted an awareness campaign through a rally to mark the International Anti Drugs Day in Panitanki. The rally urged the people to be aware of the bad effects of drug abuse to make the society drugs free. The rally was also attended by SSB personnel from Kadamani post. The rally culminated at the new Panitanki bus stand where an awareness programme was conducted. GUP member Tarun Kumar Biswas said everyone should work together to keep youngsters away from drug abuse and to make the society free of drugs.
Similar events to mark the International Anti Drugs Day were also held across the hills including Darjeeling, Mirik, Kurseong and other places.

 Namchi Sikkim observes World Anti Drug Day

Namchi-based Hope Foundation today observed World Anti Drug Day promoting the messages – ‘Think health not drugs’ and ‘Drugs misuse disorder is preventable and treatable – at the Namchi Senior Secondary School. Sponsored by the Sikkim State Aids Control Society, the event was attended by DSP (District Prison) Aaron G. Targen, the chief guest of the occasion.
Targen cautioned students on the ill-effects of drug abuse and urged them to stay far from such substances, saying their future and lives could be destroyed. He said a stringent law has been enacted by the state against drug abusers and peddlers.
A quiz competition was organised among students of classes X, XI and XII. Conducted by project counselor Anjana JL Chettri, the competition saw Class XII in first position, Class X in second and Class XI in the third.
Hope Foundation project manager Manish Subba highlighted the objectives of the association and enlightened the students about drug abuse and life-threatening habits. (EOIC) 

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