International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking: PM Modi, others call for 'drugs free India'

June 26 is marked every year as International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, with the aim of boosting awareness and strengthening action and cooperation to eradicate drug abuse. On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, as well as other leading politicians and ordinary netizens took to social media platforms to mark the occasion.

"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," the Prime Minister said. He shared a video message alongside his post.

"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," he added sharing an earlier Mann Ki Baat episode related to the issue.

Several other prominent leaders have also stepped up to laud the efforts of the Narcotics Bureau and bat for a Nasha Mukt Bharat. "On International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, PM Narendra Modi govt reiterates its commitment towards the zero-tolerance policy against all kind of narcotics. I applaud the efforts of our Narcotics Bureau personnel towards eliminating the drug menace in India," tweeted Home Minister Amit Shah.

"On International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, let us raise awareness on the ill-effects of substance abuse and commit ourselves in making a society free of illicit drugs. Together, we can eliminate the drug menace and save lives," wrote fellow Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

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