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Drug abuse among Students is a  Worrisome affair, says CM MK Stalin

Drug abuse among Students is a Worrisome affair, says CM MK Stalin

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Friday said that it is saddening to see increasing drug abuse among students.

Stalin participated in the 75th anniversary celebration of the PSG Arts and Science College along with electricity minister Senthil Balaji and other government officials. 

 As it enters its platinum jubilee year, the college set a world record by forming the letters 75 with 75,168 pots.

Addressing the gathering at the function, Stalin said that he did not see the college function as a private function, instead it has been considered as a public function. 

Instead of saving wealth for his own family, PS Govindasamy, he had donated a sum of his wealth to the HR and CE department about a century ago and it is an appreciable act, he added.

“In 1965, a student protest against Hindi imposition had taken place in the state. At that time, many language protectors had died by immolation and consuming poison. Peelamedu Dhandauthapani who had died for Tamil, was a student of this college. Similarly, Mayilsamy Annadurai and Sivnadar were also students of this college.”

Congratulating the college for having more than 60% of girl students and women staff, he said that the college is one of the leading colleges in the state.

“Tamil Nadu is leading the country when it comes to higher education. Out of 100 best higher education institutions in the country, 18 of them are from Tamil Nadu. Tamil Nadu has 21 best universities, 21 best colleges, 10 research institutions, 35 engineering colleges and eight medical colleges,” he pointed out.

Stating that Tamil Nadu would continue to perform well in the field of education, he said that it is the fruit of seeds sown by the Justice party. “Every student should become chief in their respective fields, and to fulfil that vision, ‘Naan Mudalvan’ scheme was implemented in the state. 

Even though students are extremely talented, it is saddening to see increased usage of drugs among students. The state government has been creating awareness programmes to reduce drug usage students,” he said.

It is the responsibility of the educational institutions and the state government to safeguard students from drug abuse, he added.