ITANAGAR, May 01: Chief Minister Pema Khandu released “Kaani: A film on opium”, a documentary based on opium, on Monday.
The documentary was initiated by the Longding district administration as a part of the drug awareness campaign in the district, a report from CMO said.
The documentary captures the effects of opium on the Wancho society of Longding district where opium addiction has been a menace. The film is an attempt at creating mass awareness about the drug and its destructive effects.
Khandu congratulated the district administration for its efforts and hoped that the documentary would bring about some positive change in the outlook of the people of Longding. He also appealed to the people of the district to stop growing and using opium.
“Our government is very focussed on development of the state in all aspects. Problems like opium addiction targets the human resources which is the key to all development processes. It’s the responsibility of every educated person to create awareness about social problems so that our state could continue to function
progressively,” he said. A special screening of the documentary film was also held at the chief secretary’s conference hall. The screening was attended by all heads of departments, the report added.