DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 3: The campaign for “Nasha Mukt Bharat” in Mon has taken an alarming turn with a COVID positive case detected among the ‘flash mob’ team, which was part of the campaign.
One among the 17-member team that was part of the campaign to free Mon of substance abuse has tested positive for COVID-19. Thereafter, reportedly all the others have been put under quarantine.
Confirming the report, Deputy Commissioner, Mon, told Nagaland Page, “We had to conduct the event as part of the Nasha Mukt Bharat Campaign. It’s unfortunate that one of them has tested positive.”
A viral post on a social media platform had stated that the campaign was reportedly being held under the slogan: “No to Drugs, Yes to Dance”. DC, Mon, clarified “The campaign slogan is not “No to Drugs, Yes to Dance”. It was what the dancers used”. He also informed that the flash mob strategy was being used for the campaign.
“We are holding it (the event) as advised to us as part of the Campaign,” the DC said, while informing that the team members for the campaign are all 18 (years old) and above.
All activities under the campaign has commenced as per the directive from the Centre. The time bound campaign will be carried out till March 31, 2021.
The Nasha Mukt Bharat campaign has been launched by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Social Justice & Empowerment, and launched in 272 districts, which are identified as most vulnerable in terms of substance and alcohol abuse. Three districts from Nagaland – Kohima, Dimapur and Mon have also been listed, based on the inputs received from Narcotics Control Bureau and the findings of the comprehensive National Survey done by the Ministry.
Mon district has been in news for its holistic approach towards battling the COVID-19 pandemic with the initiatives of the Mon District Task Force for COVID-19 receiving plaudits.