NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said drug abuse brings "darkness, destruction and devastation" and underlined the need to fight the habit.
"I had said the last time that I was worried about the youth of the country. I am worried as some sons and daughters get stuck with drugs and the entire family is torn apart," Modi said in his monthly 'Mann Ki Baat' programme on radio.
"It can destroy very good families. Drugs is something that can shatter anyone," he added.
"When a child is stuck in something like this, we blame the children. But it is the habit which is bad, not the child, and we should try and keep them away from such things.
"This is a psycho-social medical problem and cannot be solved only through medical means," he said.
Modi said that drug abuse lad to three d's: destruction, devastation and darkness.
Modi Enthused After Meeting Blind Cricketers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he got "energy" after meeting India's World Cup winning blind cricket team.
"Met the Indian team that won the Blind Cricket World Cup. Saw their enthusiasm. It was great. I got energy after meeting them," he said in his "Man ki Baat" radio address.
The team won the 4th ODI World Cup for the blind in South Africa this month.
Modi said the players had not only brought laurels to India but inspired many disabled people through their feat.
'Meeting CMs Was Sheer Joy'
Prime Minister Modi said meeting chief ministers of various states here was "a moment of sheer joy".
"I met the chief ministers and there was a retreat. No pens, papers, no officials. Only the chief ministers and the prime minister sat as friends and talked about issues," Modi said in his monthly radio address.
He said they discussed issues related to development and national growth. The prime minister chaired a meeting of chief ministers last week.