Champhai, the 21st June, 2022: The National Action Plan for Drug Demand Reduction (NAPDDR) was launched by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Mizoram State Social Defense & Rehabilitation Board Champhai District Bawrhsap Pu James Lalrinchhana, Chairman, District Level Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan Committee, Undivided Champhai District chaired a meeting today at DC Conference Hall the meeting.

Pu James Lalrinchhana said that Champhai District-a drugs and related issues are being addressed in the country. He said that District Level Narco Coordination Center (NCORD) Committee should be coordinated in the fight against drugs. He said that the committee is an important part of the district’s safety and development.

The meeting also approved the implementation of the scheme and the expenditure of funds. The Coordinator was appointed to prepare the details of the Drug Awareness Campaign and the Campaign Teams Training in jails should be conducted. International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking on June 27, 2022 was discussed at Govt. After the function at Champhai College, drug awareness campaign should be conducted in 11 selected schools in the city. Nasha Sub-committee/team 6; Committee for Fine Policy at Government Offices, Drug Treatment Facility Monitoring Team, Sale of Tobacco/Cigarette Monitoring Team, Drug Control Sub-Committee, Sale of Drug Monitoring Team and Public Participation Sub-Committee have been formed Abhiyaan Committee meetings should be held every time.

Member Secretary, Nasha Mukh Bharat Abhiyaan, Champhai District Pi PB Liansangpuii, Coordinator, Mizoram Social Defense & Rehabilitation Board, Social Welfare & Tribal Affairs Department explained the activities and agenda of the meeting it’s a. Under the Nasha Mukh Bharat Campaign, 50 peer volunteers have been appointed to educate others. Youth Club was also established at Champhai College. 5 schools, 3 churches and communities, District Level Football Tournament, HIV blood test and social media campaign were conducted. 1 inspection from the Central Government has been conducted.

Under the campaign, 5,954 people were trained on drug prevention through peer volunteers and campaigns from September 2020 to March 2022, of whom 3,450 were youths and 2,340 were young women , the remaining 164 are community leaders. Online counseling is conducted as appropriate during the pandemic. Two drug addicts have already quit their drug addiction.

The Masha Mukh Bharat Abhiyaan-Drug Free India Campaign is being implemented in 272 districts of India. Aizawl, Kolasib and Champhai districts were selected from Mizoram for the campaign according to the National Survey conducted by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) and the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

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