Foreign powers are conspiring against India by supplying drugs targeting to addict the youth who are the future generation constituting of around 65 percent of India’s population and are considered the most powerful resource of the nation said Tripura Chief Minister Dr Manik Saha.
He said this speaking to reporters in the sidelines of state level seminar on Nasha Mukt Tripura and blood donation festival at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhavan in Agartala organised by National Service Scheme (NSS) Tripura unit which has around 34000 volunteers mainly school and college students and who are involved with various social service activities.
Saha said, “This is surely a conspiracy to destroy the youth force because drugs are not produced here, it is smuggled from outside and that is why I am saying this.“
He added, “We are raising this issue at all levels and we have zero tolerance policy toward drugs. We have also formed SIT to combat it as we are raiding drug across the state. After Assam we have the highest seizure of drugs in the region. Along with such operations we are also organising awareness campaigns against drugs so that people especially the young do not become victims of drug.”
The Chief Minister appreciated the role of the NSS unit of Tripura for regularly organising drug awareness campaign programmes against drug addiction and it is their responsibility to ensure that school and college students do not become victims of drug abuse as it be found that they are the primary target for drug addiction.
On the occasion large number of NSS volunteers from across the state participated and also donated blood.
Secretary Tripura Sports and Youth Affairs Department Pradip Chakraborty and teachers of various schools and colleges were also present at the programme today.