CADA observes International day against drugs abuse and illicit trafficking

Imphal, June 26: Social welfare Minister Ak Mirabai today appealed CSOs, NGOs and concern department to jointly work out for a state policy to eradicate drug problem in the state.
Speaking during International day against drugs abuse and illicit trafficking observance held at GM Hall Imphal organised jointly by Coalition Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (CADA) and Department of Social Welfare, AK Mirabai said that unless the state government in association with the CSOs or the NGOs to find out a concrete policy or planning, observing the day will not help fighting the drug menace in the state. She said 19 NGOs are working in all the 9 district to the state to prevent illicit drug and alcohol usage in coordination with the state government machineries. 
The rapid increase in the access of social networking site and cell phone by immature children has been pointed out as one among the cause for the increase in substance abusers by the social welfare minister.
President of the CADA advocate Y Ratan singh said that problem of Drug is major issue of the world and most of the drugs are product from south Asia countries. Manipur need a special preventive measure than other country or state the state is located at a porous location. State government should take their responsibility to control drugs abuse and illicit trafficking, he added.
Deputy Secretary of social welfare S. Naba Singh, joint director of department of social welfare Surrender A. Shishak and National president of FINGODAP, Padmashree Dr A Jayantakumar attended the function as president and Guests of honour respectively.

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