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Students very vulnerable to dangers of drug abuse: SCPCR

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, July 14: School students have become very vulnerable to the dangers of drug abuse according to the chairperson of the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights (SCPCR), Meghalaya, Meena Kharkongor who made this observation during an event organized to observe the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2017 here on Friday.


“I urge upon the school management and teachers to pay more attention to children and take proactive steps to prevent the students from falling victims so such grave disaster of drug addiction,” Kharkongor said while addressing the function which was organized under the theme, ‘Listen First- Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe’.
Appealing to the civil society to come forward and help to eradicate this social menace, Kharkongor said, “Let us re-dedicate and commit ourselves to help the alcoholic and the substance users to bring back to the main stream by accepting and extending our love, care and support.”
Other highlights of the event which was organized by the Office of the District Social Welfare Officer, East Khasi Hills in collaboration with Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS) at Madanrting here were an awareness rally, prize distribution to winners of slogan competition, technical session on HIV & Drug, Role of the Community in combating drug abuse, Role of the Police in combating Drugs Trafficking followed by an interactive session.


 

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