Dimapur, June 25: Nagaland Governor PB Acharya called for building a drugs free Nagaland for the betterment of the society and for our future generation.
“Let us develop our lives, our community and our identity free of drugs and build a better Nagaland for us and for our future generation,” he said in a message on the eve of International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed on 26th June every year to strengthen global action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Observance of the day aims to raise awareness to fight against substance abuse as well as the unlawful trade of drugs.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was first observed by the UN General Assembly in 1987. According to World Drug Report 2017, around 29.5 million people or 0.6% of the global adult population suffer from drug use disorders, including dependence.
Stating that governments have a responsibility to counteract both drug trafficking and drug abuse, the Governor reminded that families, schools, civil society and religious organizations can do their part to rid their communities of drugs. He also called on the media to raise awareness about the dangers of drug abuse and narcotics.
(Page News Service)