Governor Acharya Devvrat on Saturday said inculcating humanitarian values and imparting knowledge about ethics to the children was the moral duty of parents and teachers.
Addressing a gathering of students at Government Senior Secondary School Kunihar in Solan district, he said children should learn to respect elders and grow up as disciplined individuals.
He said that drug abuse was one of the major problems of society and every person need to reflect on this seriously as drug addiction was affecting the younger generation the most.
“Addiction affects a person physically, mentally and economically also the entire family suffers,” he said, adding such persons are not respected in the society and easily fall prey to criminal activities.
Acharya Devvrat said that parents should spend more and more time with their children and be friendly with them to protect them from falling into bad company and going astray.
He said that adolescents could walk on the right path by keeping themselves in the company of parents and following the guidance and teachings of the teachers.
He urged the children to read the biographies of Former President of India Dr Abdul Kalam and other great personalities.
“One could find his destiny in right perspective if maximum hard work is put in adolescence. The children are the wealth of the nation and they needed to be saved from evil of addiction,” he said.
He said drug addiction was a problem which led to many other problems like poverty, criminal activities, domestic violence and disputes leading to disintegration of families.
Governor also spoke about Zero Budget Natural Farming besides ‘Beti Padhao-Beti Bachao’ and sanitation campaigns on this occasion.