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Now, Mao declares support to Manipur CM’s ‘War on Drugs’ campaign

N. Biren Singh also lauded the Mao Students’ Union and Mao Youth Organisation for their initiative to organize Cherry tree plantation drive for Green Highway & Road Safety Mission from Makhan Khuman to Mao Gate along the AH-2. 

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Imphal: The War on Drugs mission of the Manipur government under the initiative of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh continues to garner more public support as people of Mao declared their support to the mission Thursday. 

Leaders of Mao Council, Mao Students’ Association, Mao Naga Women’s Welfare Organisation, village chiefs, Senapati District Contractors’ Association led by Mao MLA and former Minister Losii Dikho met Chief Minister N. Biren and declared their solidarity and support to the War on Drugs mission.

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Accompanied by Minister Letpao Haokip, MLA L. Dikho and the civil leaders, the Chief Minister conducted a press conference in this regard at the Durbar Hall, Chief Minister’s Secretariat, today.

Expressing gratitude to the huge public support for the war on drugs mission, the Chief Minister said it is a positive sign for the whole State and not just for the war on drugs mission that we can feel an emotional attachment, oneness among the people of the State irrespective of community. 

The Chief Minister also expressed his utmost happiness to receive voluntary support from Mao Council and others against poppy plantation, illegal drug business and drug abuse. He also said we are certain of the mission’s success as the involvement of the public is very important.

N. Biren Singh also lauded the Mao Students’ Union and Mao Youth Organisation for their initiative to organize Cherry tree plantation drive for Green Highway & Road Safety Mission from Makhan Khuman to Mao Gate along the AH-2. 

Stressing further that only when people are united, we can face any challenge, the Chief Minister also said that there seems to be some interference from outsiders trying to create division among the indigenous communities of the State. He further appealed to the people of the State not to be influenced by such external influences.

Meanwhile, the civil leaders also declared their support to the government and further welcomed the War on Drugs initiative for a drug free society. 

Mao Students’ Union president Marikho O’ Leriina, showing support to the government, the union along with others is conducting a “Plant a tree with us” mission, with the main objective to reduce the impact of air pollution and dust by planting trees along the National Highway. He said this will act as a natural sink for air pollutants and arrest soil erosion at the embankment slopes and serve as a road safety measure and crash barrier for accidents.

It may be mentioned that the Mao Council and others also submitted its resolution to the Chief Minister. The resolution says that the Mao Council and its sub-ordinate organisations convened a consultative meeting on May 20, 2022 in solidarity with the CM’s declaration for War on Drugs and further resolved to vigorously extend logistic support to the leadership of Chief Minister N. Biren Singh in his endeavour to eradicate drugs from the State and to completely ban any form of drugs within the jurisdiction of Mao. 

The House had also resolved to penalize defaulters including for poppy plantation, opium smuggling, trafficking, etc and that village to village mobilization shall be initiated and regular monitoring of the same to be conducted.

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