Christians urged to shun drug menace

NAHARLAGUN, Nov 18: Expressing deep concern over the alarming rise in drug addiction among the state’s youths, Arunachal Christian Forum (ACF) general secretary Toko Teki urged the Christian community to shun the social menace.
Teki said this while attending the valedictory function of the silver jubilee celebration of the Nyishi Baptist Christian Council Department of Women Affairs (NBCCDWA) at Model Village here on Sunday. He urged the members of the community to discourage the cultivation of cannabis and refrain from engaging in illegal sale of drugs of any kind.
North Bank Baptist Christian Association general secretary Rev Chowaram Daimari in his address commended the sacrifices made by mothers for strengthening spiritual growth in the family and thereby shaping the society for the better.
Rev Halli Likha urged the congregation to follow the truth constantly, and said “justice and righteousness should be delivered and pursued like a river, continuous and steady; it should never be stopped.”
He also spoke about the achievements of the community, particularly of Nyishi Christian women, over the years.
During the three-day programme, the believers also discussed subjects like need for clean elections in the state, and the need to establish a corruption-free society.
NBCCDWA chairperson Joram Jumi also spoke.
More than 8000 delegates from various churches of the state participated in the event.