The office of the District Social Welfare Officer, East Khasi Hills organised an awareness programme on drug abuse under Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan for the youth and students of Lyngkhoi village at Raid Lyngkhoi Higher Secondary School, Lyngkhoi on Thursday.

E Kharchandy, District Social Welfare officer, East Khasi Hills in her introductory speech highlighted the ill-effects of substance abuse and how drugs and alcohol can become unnecessary distractions to the students and hinder them from achieving their full potential in life. She also emphasised the significance of Nasha Mukht Abhiyan in combating substance abuse and addiction through the active participation of youth, students, educational institutions, and the community at large.

Other speakers included M Marbaniang, principal, Raid Lyngkhoi Higher Secondary School; S Lyngdoh, Sordar, Raid Lyngkhoi and counselor from KRIPA Foundation De-Addiction Centre for Children.