Gangtok, 28 Jun:
International Day Against Drug Abuse & Illicit Trafficking 2019 was observed by SAATHI team of Mangshila Government Senior Secondary School, North Sikkim on 26 Jun, 2019. The event was attended by Panchayat members, SMC members, parents, teachers, students and local residents, a press release informs.
The students from feeder schools were invited for the program. Almost 150 people participated in this event. The theme of this year was “Health for Justice and Justice for Health.
Headmaster, Tashi Lepcha, Namok Junior High School and Zilla Member, ZominLimboo were the resource persons of the event. MrLepcha highlighted various issues related to drug abuse and how it is harmful to the individual and the community.
MrLimbootalked about various social evils of our society and asked people to be careful and alert about their children. Dikila Bhutia from SAATHI was also present and highlighted the role of community members in the fight against addiction.
SAATHI teacher coordinator also spoke about the Rubella virus and asked parents or guardians to approach nearby health centres for vaccination. The program ended with group song by the students.