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MON, Oct 14: Seriously concerned with increasing drug addictions and other anti-social elements in the district, a meeting was convened by the district administration along with the Mon Users’ Network and stakeholders at DC’s conference hall, Mon on Tuesday under the chairmanship of the Deputy Commissioner, Mon W. Honje Konyak.
Welcoming the members present, the DC expressed his serious concern regarding increasing thieves and other anti-social elements prevailing in the district related to drug addictions. Asserting that Churches and the NGOs should intervene to control the increasing drug addiction and HIV/AIDS in the district, he appealed to the churches and NGOs to play a vital role by utilizing their respective platforms as a center of disseminating information to the mass on drug addiction and HIV/AIDS.
He felt the need to impart training to the youths and the church leaders on drug addiction and HIV/AIDS’s subject matter and also urged the Medical Department to provide all technical assistance during the campaign.
President MUN presented the activities of the Mon Users’ Network while Sashi, Secretary MUN shared about the prevailing alcohol and drug addictions scenario in the district.
After deliberating on the issues the meeting decided to constitute a committee comprised of the KNSK, KBCM youth department, Mon Users’ Network, Medical Superintendent, KU and Pastors Union Mon headed by the SDO Civil, Mon as the chairperson for detoxification and rehabilitation center in the district.