Stars shed light on dangers of taking drugs

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 11 August, 1999, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 11 August, 1999, 12:00am

Showbiz stars joined a day camp to warn youngsters against drug abuse and instil in them a proper attitude towards life.

Canto-pop singers such as Nicholas Tse, Cecilia Cheung, Lillian Ho and Na Ying, and Australian pop group Human Nature, attended the camp to encourage young people to stay away from drugs and lead a healthy life.

Organised by RTHK's Solar Project and the Narcotics Division, the Anti-Narcotics Training Camp - held at the Tso Kung Tam Outdoor Recreation Centre in Tsuen Wan - was aimed at raising youngsters' awareness of the consequences of taking drugs and urged them to disseminate the anti-drug message.

More than 200 youngsters, aged between 14 and 21, turned out for the event which featured singing performances, anti-drug courses, a drama, demonstration of police sniffer dogs, quizzes, games and group discussions.

Former drug addicts were invited to share their past experiences in order to reinforce the anti-narcotics message among the participants.

The opening ceremony was officiated by Lee Shiu-hung, chairman of the Action Committee Against Narcotics (ACAN); RTHK2 head Luke Tsang Chi- wah; Commissioner for Narcotics Clarie Lo Ku Ka-lee; Justein Wong-chun, chairman of ACAN's Preventive Education and Publicity Sub-committee; Philemon Choi Yuen-wan, chairman of ACAN's Treatment and Rehabilitation Sub-committee; and Daniel Shek Tan-lei, chairman of ACAN's Research Sub- committee.