All Kerala campuses will have drug free clubs before the next Gandhi Jayanti: Minister

All Kerala campuses will have drug free clubs before the next Gandhi Jayanti: Minister

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Thiruvananthapuram, October 2 (PTI) All educational institutions in Kerala will have “Vimukthi clubs” ahead of Gandhi Jayanti next year to educate the younger generation about the threat of addiction to intoxicants.

The anti-drug addiction campaign of the State Excise Department and Vimukthi Mission will be strengthened by the formation of “Vimukthi clubs” in all educational institutions before Gandhi Jayanti Day next year, Excise and Local Self-Government Minister MV Govindan Master said on Saturday.

Here, launching a month-long statewide addiction-free awareness campaign in celebration of Gandhi Jayanti’s 152nd day, the minister said addiction-free programs will be held in more than 20,000 neighborhoods. local authorities of the State with participation.

He said that a sustained campaign must be carried out to create appropriate awareness against drug addiction.

“Such a campaign should get the message across at the parish level by mobilizing the support of all sections of society to achieve the goals it has set for itself,” he said.

“We live in a time when even children fall prey to this evil. It will seriously affect future generations. The activities of the Vimukthi mission should reach all educational institutions in the state because our ultimate goal is to eradicate this threat, “the minister said. was quoted as saying in a statement here.

“Addiction to intoxicants has reached such a dangerous level that it has started to affect the social consciousness and mental health of its victims. Tackling this challenge is vital to building a healthy society,” said Master, noting that the excise department had started meticulously planned. efforts in this direction.

Presiding over the function, Minister of Transport Antony Raju said that the authorities of educational institutions should be very careful that students do not have access to addictive substances.

“We also need to be mindful of efforts by vested interests to sabotage drug addiction programs. This needs to be properly taken into account when planning and implementing the drug free campaign,” Raju said. .

The Minister of Excise released a CD of short films on outreach programs carried out by the Vimukthi mission by handing it to the chairman of the district panchayat D Suresh Kumar during the ceremony.

As a prelude to the campaign, a cycling rally from Kowdiar Square to the inaugural venue was reported by MP VK Prasanth.

Excise Commissioner S Aananthakrishnan said addiction to intoxicants is one of the dark internal challenges facing society. The excise department and the Vimukthi mission have developed a meticulously planned campaign to eradicate this evil, he added. PTI TGB


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