Drugs bring darkness, destruction & devastation: PM

New Delhi : On the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed all those working at the grassroots to eliminate the menace of drugs from society saying it bring darkness, destruction and devastation.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, ‘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 #SaveLives is vital. After all, drugs bring with it darkness, destruction and devastation.’

‘Let us reiterate our commitment to #ShareFactsOnDrugs and realise our vision of a Drugs Free

India. Remember- addiction is neither cool nor a style statement,’ the Prime Minister said in another tweet.

Mr Modi also shared an old ‘Mann Ki Baat’ episode which contained many aspects of overcoming the menace.

In an effort to strengthen the action and cooperation in achieving the goal of a world free of drug abuse, the UN General Assembly, on December 7, 1987, decided to mark June 26 as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.