Although protests against drug addiction are being organized worldwide, the impact of drug addiction on our youth is increasing day by day. Proof of that is what we saw and heard during and after the lockdown. Every day there is shocking news to learn through the country’s newspapers and visual media. Its patrons can easily turn our school children and college students into drug addicts. The time has come for governments, parents and relatives to act responsibly.
Such intoxicating substances are available in various forms and methods. In the news, these are widely available in the form of candy and smiley stickers, which are considered harmless. Young people and minors, regardless of gender, are often addicted to drugs. These poison carriers can send our children back to such wrong ways very easily from the diaspora world to the country for further studies. Therefore, it is necessary to make children aware and follow their every move, especially their friendship.
Why can’t our government systems, which have closed all the ways to prevent the covid pandemic, be able to save future generations from this disaster? Don’t the authorities realize that the progress of the country needs to free the children and young women, who are the hopes and dreams of every home and country, from the grip of this deadly drug? The next generation will not forgive us if the authorities, who live by mixing caste, religion and politics even in the water they drink and the air they breathe, hold discussions and studies in this regard and do not delay.
We need activities that convince our young generation that life is the real addiction. Education plans should create a clear sense of direction. They should be able to create systems and opportunities in the country that give them hope for the future. Decent employment opportunities and better salaries and living conditions should be provided to educators. If this issue is not dealt with positively and with the seriousness it deserves, the future of future generations and the country itself will be bleak. For that, the authorities should wake up and open their eyes to reality.
Utuppan Saji Muscat