NGO campaign against toy guns

Imphal: An NGO will soon launch a campaign against the use of toy guns by small children in interior Bishenpur district of Manipur as such toys may prompt the little ones to do `unwanted things` in future life.

Spokesman of the Association for Rural Development and Women Empowerment` (ARDWE) Marjit Singh told the media the association was trying to contact different NGOs including All Manipur Kanba Ima Lup (Mothers association to save Manipur) to support the campaign in the insurgency-hit region.

He said during the campaign efforts would be made to convince the parents to buy stationary items for the child with the money for toy guns. Singh said instead of encouraging the children to play with toy guns, parents should ask them to play different games. He also appealed to the shop owners not to sell toy guns in the district.