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SIJU | Sept 15, 2019:

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought” ~~ E. Y. Harburg

From witty tweets and posts to musical notes to struck a chord with the younger generation, the Meghalaya Police has adopted it all to ensure that the message is passed on.

The South Garo Hills Police on September 13 took to music to spread awareness about the issues involving drug addiction and abuse at St John Secondary School in Siju.

In a room full of students, two men in uniform sang their hearts out to a song – “Say No To Drug” while another was strumming the guitar. While the lyrics of the song was written by the Police, the tune, however, was taken from a popular Garo song. The song was presented in Atong, a dialect widely spoken in South Garo Hills.

“We adopted this approach to grab the attention of the students because usually giving mere lectures often reduce their interests. So, we have to come up with innovative ideas to capture their (children) attention,” said SGH SP Abraham T. Sangma.

Sangma also informed that similar programmes were also held in Baghmara Government HS School, Captain Williamson Memorial College and in Siju as well.

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