In a bid to spread awareness on drug addiction and depression among the people a youth from Northeast has undertaken a herculean walk to Assam-Arunachal border where he will cover a distance of 900 km.


Khanin Roy who hails from Pathsala town in Bajali Sub-Division (now declared as Bajali District) Assam. Roy started his journey to spread his message on the noble cause and stated. He started his journey from Assam’s Dhubri district to Sadiya ( Assam-Arunachal ) border.

The unique endeavour was done under the aegis of an organization named Brain and Figure, Pathsala. His aim is to generate awareness and ensure good health and peaceful mind of the people of the society.

For Khanin Roy an enthusiastic youth of Pathsala nothing is impossible. He is taking unique steps one after another in the last few years in order to aware the people against drug and depression dreaming a society almost free from drugs and depression. This time he targetted 900 km distance from Dhubri to Sadiya Arunachal border to walk within 21 days.

While speaking to Times of Northeast  Khanin said, “Depression is one of the leading causes of suicide in India, which has become the second leading cause of death among young Indians. The sufferings of depression and drug addiction have forced youths to take extreme steps in trivial matters.”

In his message to the youths he says, “The youth of today must not restrain them to the virtual world and pursue activities like Swimming, Cycling, Walking, Yoga to stay spiritually awake and mentally and physically fit and active. Drug addiction is a serious problem as well as depression. We may not totally make the society free from both but we reform to the maximum extent. Whether money and successful life is no matter but one may be a victim of both at any moment which is very destructive.” he added.

This is his sixth such programme. He earlier in 2016 swam over the Brahmaputra river in a bid to generate awareness among people. He also walked to Guwahati under his mission.

As per reports, More than 1.39 lakh Indians died by suicide in the year 2019, 67 per cent of which were young adults (18-45 years), shows the latest data released by National Crimes Record Bureau (NCRB).

The NCRB report titled ‘Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India 2019’, released shows that of the total 1.39 lakh 2019 suicides, 93,061 were young adults. Compared to 2018 numbers (89,407), youth suicides in India have risen by 4 per cent. The overall suicide figures rose by 3.4 per cent in the same time.

Hanging was found to be the most common method of attempting suicide. Around 74,629 people (53.6 per cent) hanged themselves in the year 2019.

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