Nepal: A debate and advocacy program has been held with the local stakeholders against drug abuse in Palhinandan rural municipality of West Nawalparasi. Debate and advocacy program against drug abuse was held in the assembly hall of Palhinandan rural municipality with the financial support of ABC Nepal Strom Foundation and the project of Kishor Kishori Sanjal Palhinandan-4.
A debate and advocacy program against drug abuse was held with local stakeholders under the chairmanship of Renu Yadav, Vice President of the Network, and Baiju Prasad Gupta (Dipak), Chairman of Palhinandan Rural Municipality and Manoj Lamichhane, Regional Chief of ABC Nepal.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Gupta said that education was needed for the development of the community. Stating that education develops the leadership of every person and identifies successful and good citizens, she said that education is very much needed to change society and reduce the problem of drugs.
She said that she would always remember the work and contribution being made for the development and reduction of drug-related problems and would support the happiness and sorrows of all the adolescents in the municipality. She also thanked ABC Nepal for its support for the development of the municipality and for building a bright future for the adolescents through the Savad Kendra and the network.
Speaking on the occasion, special guest Lamichhane said that drug abuse was increasing the physical health of the people as well as weakening their economic condition. He said that it was a legal crime to allow the use of drugs, adding that the drugs had ruined the education of the society and the future of the children. He also said that ABC Nepal would always support him to solve such problems in society.
He said that every positive action taken by the adolescents for the transformation of the society would help them to create a bright future for the adolescents by conducting various employment-oriented and public awareness programs. He also thanked the entire village team and the parents of the adolescents for their contribution to building the future of the adolescents.
On the occasion, ward president of ward no. 3 Godhan Harijan, Social activist Gorakh Patel, Journalist Dhruv Narayan Baniya, Mahesh Yadav, Suresh Yadav, ABC Nepal supervisor Rajman Barai, Rajesh Arya, Sanjit Sharma, Bishnu Pariyar, Volunteer Bandana Chaudhary, Surekha Maurya were present.
On the occasion, a letter of appreciation was handed over in appreciation of the support rendered by the rural municipality and the contribution made by the entire team of ABC Nepal along with the adolescents. The program was conducted by Kishor Pushpa Chaudhary.