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Family Ties And High Moral Can Ensure A Drug-Free Society: Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi

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GUWAHATI, July 27: Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday urged the parents to spend quality time with their children and provide them a loving, stable and secure home environment as strong family ties and high moral character can help in ensuring a drug-free society.
Speaking at a programme held as a part of a ‘60 Day Anti-Drug Tobacco and Liquor Awareness campaign’ organised by Byatikram MASDO at ITA Centre for Performing Arts here, Governor Mukhi said that in the light of burgeoning abuse of contraband drugs along with the use of alcohol and tobacco, parental guidance and counselling coupled with strong moral character can help the youth to stay away from the scourge of these substances. The Governor also said, “The menace of drugs is spoiling society. Therefore, to ensure a drug-free society social organisations should put up a collective effort and work in tandem with the government to defeat the negative forces emanating from the abuse of drugs, tobacco and alcohol.”
The Governor also said that the abuse of drugs, alcohol and tobacco have a detrimental effect on the youth. They are hampering the growth of society. He further said, “Youth is full of energy and spirit and it is one of the formative periods of one’s life. Therefore, this period should be thoughtfully used to channelise youth energy to some constructive purposes.”
Prof Mukhi also said that drug intake is a big disease and everyone should come out of it. Consumption of drugs, liquor and tobacco can do no good but can pose a fatal effect on one’s life. The Governor also called upon the students present on the occasion to work dedicatedly and focus on the bright future. He also said that he would support and help in every possible way to help the society to come out of the pangs of drug, alcohol and tobacco.
It may be noted that the awareness campaign was earlier flagged by the Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi at Raj Bhavan to generate mass awareness against consumption of contraband drugs, liquor and tobacco.

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