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Students raise awareness on drugs

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, June 28, 2014

MORE than 200 students marched through Sigatoka Town yesterday morning declaring their intention to "say no to drugs".

Organised by Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College, the march also raised awareness about child abuse.

School principal Dhirendra Kumar said this was the first time they had taken the anti-drug and child abuse message out of the school community and into the public arena.

"It is unfortunate that drug abuse is prevalent in our community and a lot of it goes unreported," he said.

"Through the march, we hope to raise awareness about the importance of reporting drug use or cultivation and also highlight child abuse — something that is also quite widespread.

"It is also unfortunate that we have a culture of silence in the country when it comes to issues like these.

"We hope people take heed and report incidents as soon as possible."

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