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Transnational Anti-Drug Internet Contest "Maya"

  • Written by  Jenishbek Nazaraliev
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February 2, 2012 World League "Mind Free of Drug", as part of its 50-years long-term Program to fight against drug addiction, together with the International Chess Federation (FIDE) gives start to the 2nd Global phase of the Transnational Anti-Drug Internet Contest "Maya", under general motto “No Hard Drugs”. On this day, from 10:00 am to 13:00 pm London time on the official web site of the contest

"Maya" , will be held a press-conference attended by the initiator of the project "Maya", Professor Jenishbek Nazaraliev - the famous scientist and practicing psychiatrist (also known as “Doctor Life”), who has treated more than 16 000 patients from drug and alcohol addiction for 23 years of his medical practice ( Working languages of the press-conference are English, Chinese and Russian.

The goal of the Transnational Anti-Drug Internet contest, "Maya" (from the Sanskrit "Maya" means "Illusion") - within 18 months prevent global narcotic pandemic , reveal brutal unsightly reality of life and death of those people, who live in the world of narcotic illusions.

The Organizing Committee "Maya" accept the work based on real events in 4 nominations: documentary videos, documentary photography, drawing and confessional story. The contest accepts anti-drug work, which is reflecting the vision and understanding the seriousness of the narcotic pandemic problem by participants. Any person who has attained 10 years of age, who is not indifferent to the problem of drug addiction can participate in contest. The contest works authors will be rewarded with money awards and valued prizes in accordance with the nominations.

Initially, the organizers of the project “Maya” split it into two phases with difference from each other by timeframes and geography. The first stage of the competition was presented by organizers of the November 3, 2010 and during 6 months, was aimed at the Russian-speaking part the world.

Partners of the first stage of the Contest "Maya" became many organizations of different levels: educational, commercial, government, charity. Among them: Federal Service of the Russian Federation for Narcotics Control, The Public Chamber of Russian Federation, the Russian Olympic Committee, International Charitable Foundation "Children of the World", printing and Internet media from USA, Russia, Canada, Netherlands, Sweden, Ukraine, Mexico, Finland and other countries - more than 300 organizations in total. The support was provided by the spiritual leaders of all major religious confessions in the world, politicians, public figures, show business stars and experts in narcology.

Within half a year Transnational anti-drug Internet Contest "Maya", using all spectrum of the global Internet possibilities, has caused wide public resonance. During the time of the first phase of the contest for Russian-speaking community more than 100 000 people from 97 countries have joined the unique International anti-drug movement. However, our wide-scale social action is not going to stop on this.
In advance before the start of the second phase of Internet contest "Maya", the Organizing Committee through the proper channels arranged a personal mailing of information packets to the presidents of 100 countries, the 100 most famous people in the arts, sport, show business worldwide, 100 Nobel laureates and world-renowned public figures. The purpose of mailing - to convey to the brightest people of our time the ideas of the World League "Mind Free of Drug", invite them to join the Honorary Members of the League, thereby exerting a substantial moral support to the contest "Maya". UNESCO and UNODC (UN Office on Drugs and Crime) as well as International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and the European Union of Journalists (EFJ) already aware of us and support us.

In such way, second stage of Transnational Internet contest "Maya" will allow to reach even the remotest corners of the globe and enable everyone on Earth to participate in the fight against narcotic yoke. The globality of the action is dictated by the great breadth of drug addiction problem, and we are now able to consolidate even more people in the anti-drug movement

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