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Drug addiction is neither cool nor a style statement: PM Modi

Drug addiction brings darkness, destruction and devastation, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Prime News, International, National, Drugs, Trafficking, Health, New Delhi, June 26:- On the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Saturday (June 26), Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for realising the vision of a drugs-free India, noting that they bring darkness, destruction and devastation.

He tweeted, “Today, on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, I laud all those working at the grassroots to eliminate the menace of drugs from our society. Every such effort to save lives is vital. After all, drugs bring with it darkness, destruction and devastation.”

He added, “Let us reiterate our commitment to share facts on drugs and realise our vision of a drugs free India. Remember- addiction is neither cool nor a style statement.”

The prime minister also shared an old “Mann Ki Baat” episode which contained many aspects of overcoming the drug menace.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also commented on the social issue on the occasion and applauded the efforts of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) personnel towards eliminating the drug menace in India. Shah reiterated the government’s commitment towards the zero-tolerance policy against all kinds of narcotics.

“On International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, PM @narendramodi govt reiterates its commitment towards the zero-tolerance policy against all kinds of narcotics. I applaud the efforts of our @narcoticsbureau personnel towards eliminating the drug menace in India,” Shah tweeted.

June 26 is observed as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking every year. The day marks the efforts of activists and organisations that fight drug abuse and spread awareness about the global drug problem. This year, the day aims to make people aware of the damage misinformation regarding drugs could cause and encourage the exchange of facts related to drugs. The theme of the day this year is ‘Share Drug Facts to Save Lives.’ (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)

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