Guwahati: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi 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.

Addressing a 60-day anti drugs-tobacco-liquor awareness campaign on Tuesday, Governor Mukhi commented that in the light of burgeoning abuse of contraband drugs along with the use of alcohol and tobacco, parental guidance and counselling can help the youth to stay away from the scourge of these substances.

“The menace of drugs is spoiling society. Therefore, to ensure a drug-free society, social organizations 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,” stated the Governor adding that social organizations should work dedicatedly to create awareness about the vicious cycle of drugs & alcohol and the harms they are inflicting on the society.

Consumption of drugs, liquor and tobacco can do no good but poses a fatal effect on one’s life, observed the Governor calling upon the students to work dedicatedly and focus on their bright future. He wished the awareness campaign success and appealed to all sections of the society at large to show its positive resolve against drug abuse. Governor Mukhi urged the teachers and educational institutions to motivate the youth towards sports, music and contribute to national development.