Friday, December 1, 2023

Drug abuse: Pathso villagers seek escape from ‘menacing grip’

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 2: Concerned citizens, community leaders and organisations of Pathso Village in Noklak District came together to rally against the “menacing grip” of drug abuse in the community on Monday.
A press release informed that the public rally was a joint collaboration of Pathso Students’ Union, Pathso Mienyu Hoikam and Pathso Public Organisation.
“This event marked a crucial step in the fight against drug abuse, with the collective message that it is time to take action and address the pressing issue of drug abuse that continues to inflict harm in the society”, it stated.
Speaking at the event, Echungbemo Erui, Extra Assistant Commissioner (EAC) of Panso, stressed that drugs abuse and alcoholism are society’s biggest issues that need to be addressed before they become incurable and uncontrollable.
Mentioning that they not only affect the users but the entire society, he called for collective efforts to fight against it. While applauding the leaders of the village for taking the “right approach” for its eradication, he suggested more awareness campaigns.
Expressing concerns, short messages were delivered by various leaders like the Village Council Chairman, Head Goan Bura, respective Presidents of Pathso Mienyu Hoikam (PMH), Pathso Public Organisation (PPO) and Pathso Range Public Organisation (PRPO).
The programme began with a procession in the village and concluded with the adoption of resolutions.
(Page News Service)