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MANGALDAI, June 27: The villagers of Ankling village of West Kameng
district in Aruchal Pradesh and adjacent to the triangular
intertiol border of Assam, Bhutan and Aruchal Pradesh at
Bhairabkunda in Udalguri district were highly overwhelmed to take part
in a thought–provoking semir on the burning issue of drugs abuse and
human trafficking.

The 61stBattalion of SSB stationed in the area under the guidance of
Officiating Commandant Om Prakash, organized the semir on the
Intertiol Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Human Trafficking in
which a good number of civilians, teachers and a number of students and
jawans of SSB took part. All the participants in their speech explained
the ill effects of drugs on the human body.

Taking part in the semir on ‘Importance of the observance of Drug
Abuse Day’,  Officiating Commandant  Om Prakash said that a person who
spends  Rs 1500 per month for purchasing of drugs substances like
liquor, tobacco, heroin, canbis and opium and total expenditure for
purchasing of such substances is more than Rs 18,000  per annum and if a
person lived up to 30 years span of life, the total amount would be not
less than Rs 5,40,000 and same could also been accumulated by
depositing in bank and capital amount with interest would be not less
than around Rs.10,00,000 in 30 years, which would be very useful for the
family members. Every participant in the semir took oath to fight
against drug abuse for the betterment of family, society and for the

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