Prime Minister Narendra Modi has voiced his concerns over the growing problem of alcoholism and said, the society will be “ruined” in the next 25 years if the nuisance was not checked. PM Modi was addressing people linked with Umiya Sansthan, a socio-religious organisation in Haridwar through video conference.
He said the organisation can play a vital role in fighting alcoholism among the younger generation and creating alertness about cleanliness and environment conservation. PM noted how the institution had help stopping female foeticide and provide succour to earthquake-hit people in Bhuj. It was the time Modi had taken over as Gujarat chief minister. He asked the Sansthan to save the younger generation from falling victim to alcoholism.
“I am sharing this concern with you as someone who has grown among your midst and not as the prime minister. Don’t you hear news about the younger generation especially our boys falling victim to alcoholism and things our ancestors hated? If we let this tendency grow in 20-25 years, our society will be ruined. Considering your contribution to social causes in the past I shall appeal to you to stop the younger generation from going astray,” the prime minister said.