Consultative Meeting on Drug Reduction Initiative to be Held in Shillong

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Shillong: The Meghalaya Social Welfare Department, in collaboration with the Home (Police) Department and the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills district, will be holding a consultative meeting of Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) and Members of District Councils (MDCs) with the Dorbar Shnong of the Greater Shillong Area on June 7 at 2 pm at State Convention Centre, Shillong, as a part of the Drug Reduction Elimination & Action Mission (DREAM) launched in June 2023– a targeted mission to build a “Drug Free Meghalaya” that deploy a multifaceted coordinated strategy that leverages the combined efforts of the state and local communities to eliminate the incidence of substance use in the state.

In view of the above Social Welfare Minister, Paul Lyngdoh has appealed to the Dorbar Shnong of Greater Shillong to attend this crucial meeting on June 7, 2024. Their participation and support will be crucial in the State’s collective effort to combat substance abuse and build a safer, Drug Free Meghalaya, he said.

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The consultative meeting seeks to identify gaps in the current system which can be achieved by partnering with communities, such as the VDPs. As per the Meghalaya Village Defence Organisation Rules 2008, VDPs assist the police in maintaining law and order, conducting patrols, and prev

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