Discussion on 'People's responsibility in curbing consumption of illicit substances during election' held

IMPHAL, Jan 12
An interactive discussion session was conducted today as a part of Coalition Against Drugs & Alcohol (CADA)'s campaign under the banner of 'People's responsibility in curbing the consumption of illicit substances during election'.
In a statement, CADA informed that the discussion session was held today at Bengi Mayai Leikai Community Hall, Thoubal district and was jointly organised by The Bengi Leimarel Meira Paibi Association and The Thoubal District United Women's Development Organisation (Thoubal Ima).
The discussion was attended by Chongtham Memton, secretary, The Bengi Leimarel Meira Paibi Association; Moirangthem Sanatombi, secretary general, Thoubal Ima and Hijam Priyokumar, president CADA as presidium members while Ningthoujam Doren, vice president CADA and Dipanjit Ningthoujam, vice president CADA were present as resource persons.
Addressing the gathering, Ningthoujam Doren likened the election, which is a 'festival of democracy' to a festival of illicit substances. He also accused intending candidates of the upcoming State Assembly election of using illicit substances as a weapon to gather more voters on their side. Moirangthem Sanatombi stated that it is the duty of meira paibis to control the sale and purchase of illicit substances in a locality.
Chongtham Memton remarked that with the election drawing closer, it was the right time for such a discussion  and urged people to come together in the fight against the use of illicit substances.