From Our Correspondent
Itagar, May 21: Former All msai Area Youth Association (AYA) President Chow Tewa Manpoong called for a fresh approach towards drug addicts in the district by treating them as victims of substance abuse rather than crimils. He said this in a meeting convened by the All Tai-Khampti Singpho Students Union at msai Circuit House in msai district on the drug mece prevailing in the district. Manpoong said that it was necessary to create a permanent rehabilitation centre, detox facilities and permanent psychiatric cell in the district health institution. Singpho Youth Association General Secretary Thingnong Umbu called for proper awareness measures, adding that it was not only the duty of associations and organisations to create awareness, but of the society as a unit. Accordingly, the house resolved to create an interim committee to tackle the mece of drugs in the district. The committee, with the help of locals, officials and legislators hoped to spread awareness across villages and educatiol institutes of the district periodically to tackle drug mece. The meeting was also attended by members of AYA and All msai District Students Union.