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Manipur: Government commits to ending drug trafficking, informs Okram Henry

Social Welfare Minister of Manipur Okram Henry, at an inaugural function of a 15days free detoxification camp at Angtha Mamang Leikai, Imphal East on Monday stated that the Government cannot win the battle against drugs without the cooperation of the CSOs, NGOs, and the support of the people of the state.

The function was jointly organised by Holistic Vista Substance Use Disorders Treatment Centre, Ningthemcha Karong, and Right Living De-addiction Centre, Mayang Imphal.

Speaking at the function, Okram Henry said that the Manipur Government is trying its best to stop illegal drug trafficking and overcome the problem of drug abuse in the State.

He mentioned that substance abuse has the capability to destroy the present as well as future generations.

We need mass awareness and sensitization campaigns about the ill effects of drug abuse in our society, he added.

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The Minister maintained that proper counseling and treatment is needed for drug users so as to overcome the bondage of drugs and other psychotropic substances. He assured that the government would extend every possible help to those groups or individuals who are working to protect and prevent our youths from the clutches of drug abuse.

During the function, The Holistic Vista Substance Use Disorders Treatment Centre, Ningthemcha Karong, and Right Living De-addiction Centre, Mayang Imphal presented a Letter of Appreciation to the Social Welfare Minister for his support in conducting the camp.

President, Liwa Club, Lamding Ojit Sorokhaibam, Chief Functionary of Holistic Vista Substance Use Disorders Treatment Centre Sapam Lalit, Senior Counselor of Holistic Vista Substance Use Disorders Treatment Centre Anil Khuraijam, club members, and others were present during the function.

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