Kohima, October 19 (NEx): One day training of Youth Director on “Yes to Life” was conducted by Konyak Bumeinok Bangjum, Youth ministry in collaboration with Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyaan, Mon at Mission Center Mon Church on October 19, 2020 with DC Mon, Thavaseelan K, IAS as special guest.
The DC said “Yes to Life” will be a Youth Centric Club with the aim to promote a healthy, addiction- free lifestyle. The club through activities like discussions, awareness programs, sports, traditional activities and other social and religious programs, will act as a means to encourage each other to lead clean and healthy lives.
Study have shown that negative messaging are less likely to scare people from indulging in addictive substances. The members who decided to lead an addiction free life, will act as a positive reinforcement for their peers in the communities. The members through meeting, sharing/ interactions, counselling can also encourage one another to overcome temptations and keep true to their pledge. Members of this club can also be nurtured and taught life skills, communication skills, leadership skills, through various activities at the village, sub divisional and district levels thereby grooming them to become productive members of the society.
The Youth Directors of the villages/ towns will be given responsibility as the supervisors of “Yes to Life” Club. The supervisor once trained will initiate the formation of the clubs in his/ her village/ town with the support of the village council, various civil bodies like students Union and Faith, based on the colonies/ khels/morungs to ensure closeness and feeling of oneness within the members from the same locality.
The programme was chaired by Wangchah, Youth Secretary, KBBB and Rev. Metjen, finance secretary, KBBB said the opening prayer while Dr. Chenjei Konyak convenor CoDAMP gave a brief introduction of “Yes to Life” and short speech by Rev. M. Chemyuh, Executive Secretary, KBBB.