SAATHI sensitizes 8 GPUs against substance abuse

Summit Report

Gangtok, 24 Mar:

The SAATHI team visited 8 GPUs during the months of February and March 2022 as a part of its campaign against substance abuse in the state, a press release informs.

A total of 33 Panchayat members from 8 GPUs attended the meetings at their respective GPU offices. In the meetings, panchayats members were explained the importance of the role panchayats can play to effectively combat substance abuse from the grass root level and they were also briefed about the importance of de-stigmatization and reintegration of individuals who are victims of substance abuse.

An interactive conversation took place and panchayats also shared cases from their area related to addiction which is hampering the families and lives of youth, the release mentions.