MLA assures aid for self-employment

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Apr 5: BJP MLA Nahakpam Indrajit who represents Kshetrigao Assembly Constituency has assured all possible assistance to all drug abusers/dealers of his constituency in securing self-employment and other alternative means of livelihood.
He was speaking at a simple function organised by the Youth Athletic Development Association (YADA), Khergao at his Thambalkhong Sabal Leikai residence today where three persons who have come back from drug de-addiction and rehabilitation centre were handed over to their respective families.
Indrajit said that Kshetrigao AC was once infamous for drug abuse and smuggling and it is still reeling under devastating impacts of drug menace.
Nonetheless, the society has managed to curb the drug menace steadily and no efforts would be spared towards curbing drug menace completely, said the BJP MLA.
He claimed that he has been working together with like minded people and organisations against drug abuse and its impacts.
In the course of a sustained campaign against the drug menace, around 700 drug abusers/dealers have been pulled up so far and some of them have been rehabilitated to normal life, Indrajit claimed.
He then assured all possible assistance to all the drug abusers/dealers of his Assembly segment towards securing self-employment or alternative means of livelihood provided they are determined to come back to normal life.
YADA Khergao general secretary Aribam Aziz Khan said that they launched a campaign against drug menace about a year back.
Out of 3000 drug abusers/dealers pulled up in the course of the campaign, around 700 were given a new lease of life, Aziz Khan claimed.
Altogether 19 drug users who were treated at Back to Life, Patsoi; Ray of Hope, Langol Laimanai and Advanced Vision, Heingang were earlier handed over to their respective families and three more would be handed over today, he said.  
Aziz Khan said that the drug users were treated at the de-addiction and rehabilitation centres at the initiative of YADA and the expenses were borne by MLA Indrajit.
He said that YADA would make all efforts with the help of authority concerned to eradicate drug menace from Kshetrigao AC.