Shimla, Nov 11 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat said Sunday everyone should work together to wipe out drugs from the state.

“Effective steps have been taken in this direction with the help of the government and police administration, but we all need to work together in this direction,” Devvrat said, while addressing a gathering at the inauguration of the four-day Lavi Mela in Rampur area of Shimla district.

The governor added that illegal activities, such as drug abuse and gambling, take place under the guise of festivals and fairs, and it should be stopped so that the significance and relevance of these festivals could be maintained.

Devvrat said the international Lavi Mela was important from the historical point of view, which is not only known for business activities but also mythological traditions.

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