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September 23, 2019

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Art Contest held

Security and Border Affairs Minister Col Aung Soe Moe presents prize to the award winner student of the competition. Photo: Zaw Min Latt

Art, cartoon, poster and graphic design contest marking International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking was held at Yangon Drug Elimination Museum yesterday morning.
At the event, Yangon Region minister for security and border affairs Col Aung Soe Moe delivered key note speech.
Then, the message sent by chairman of Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control, Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe for International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was read by Secretary of Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control, Head of Yangon Region Police Force, Police Brig-Gen Myo Min Htike.
Afterwards, Yangon Region Deputy Speaker U Lin Naing Myint, ministers for Yangon Region Government, the Region Chief Judge U Hla Aye, the Region Advocate General Daw Khin Myo Kyi, the Region Deputy Mayor U Soe Lwin and officials awarded the winner students of the competition .
Then, Region Deputy Speaker, ministers for the Region Government and officials went around to see the works of students and pictures of confiscated drugs in 2018 -2019.
There were 3,975 drug cases in the Yangon Region in 2019. The seizures which include 22 types of drug and is worth K 163, 022. 4206 million were destroyed by fire.In region-level competitions of art, cartoon, poster and computer graphic, 93 out of 746 contestants won prizes, and in central-level competitions, 56 out of 746 contestants won prizes.
(Translated by Alphonsus)

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