Agartala: Tripura Tribal Welfare Minister Mevar Kumar Jamatia expressed grave concern over growing influence of drug addiction among a section of tribal youths and said in most of the cases these addiction comes from frustration.
He said in most of the cases the youths who failed to achieve anything are falling victim of drug addiction and advised that one can achieve success only through hard work and it also can keep people away from bad affect of drugs.
Mevar Kumar Jamatia was addressing a gathering of dropout students who are going to reappear in examination after attending special coaching. He encouraged them not to be feeling frustrated and work hard to achieve the target.
Citing instances of Swami Vivekananda, Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar and Abraham Lincon he said all of them worked heard in their life and passed the message for the generations to come.
He admitted the utility of mobile phone and at the same time warned the youths about its bad affects and said the tribal welfare department has imposed ban on using mobile phone in many of its hostels.
MLA Rampada Jamatia, president of the Tripura Board of Secondary Examinations Dr Bhabatosh Saha and others also were present in the meeting. Dr Saha said the pass arte among the dropout students are increasing and last year it was 70 per cent.