Arunachal Pradesh launches online drug abuse prevention course for government employees

As part of measures to end drug abuse in Arunachal Pradesh, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Friday launched an online drug abuse prevention certificate course for all state government employees.

In the initial phase, employees of groups A and B will have to enroll in the four-month course.

These employees, equipped with knowledge of drug prevention and management, would become ambassadors for change in society, the Chief Minister said.

A certificate will be awarded to those who successfully complete the course, he said.

Calling the initiative a strong push in the government’s fight against drug addiction, Khandu said alcoholism and drug addiction are major concerns in the state with young people often falling prey to both threats.

”Most of us only hear about drug addiction and its effects. We are barely getting to know the families who are suffering in isolation,” he stressed.

The CM also said he was moved by a new film by Arunachalee about drug addiction – ‘I Killed My Son’.

He called on all employees to voluntarily complete the online course. The Chief Minister further maintained that his government had approved funds for the establishment of six rehabilitation centers across the state.

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Denise W. Whigham