MPYC concerned on rise of drug abuse and lack of job opportunities

Shillong: Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) expressed concern about the drug abuse and lack of job opportunities in the state and urged state youths to come together to tackle these prevailing issues.

The newly-elected president of the MPYC, Adrian Chyne Mylliem and other elected members of the MPYC termed the employment situation “worrisome.”

Mylliem said they see many youths unemployed and involved in drugs or alcohol, which could be due to frustration or loneliness or other troubles. 

“Many succumbed to their addiction which is a sad state, and due to the presence of drugs, there is a rise in petty crime,” said Mylliem.

Concerning the lack of job opportunities, the MPYC president stated that though the state has various government schemes to promote employment. The Congress youths feel there is a lack of opportunity in accessing these schemes. 

“Perhaps these government schemes are present, but there might not be enough awareness or information is disseminated to the public,” stated Mylliem. 

The MPYC also expressed concern over the lack of state institutions for higher education. “We see youths leaving the state for better employment opportunities and to pursue higher education which is a sad situation. Our talented youths are leaving the state to promote other areas whereas we are losing out. Talented youths who can contribute to our state are leaving for greener pastures because of the unavailability of any opportunities,” mentioned the MPYC president.

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