Kerala will have Vimukthi anti-addiction clubs at all educational institutions


Excise Minister MV Govindan said Vimukthi clubs will be launched in all educational institutions in the state before the next Gandhi Jayanti.

Vimukthi clubs will be formed in all educational institutions in Kerala to raise awareness of the problem of addiction to intoxicants. State and Local Government Excise Minister MV Govindan said these clubs will be formed ahead of Gandhi Jayanti’s next day as part of the excise department’s drug-free campaign and the Vimukthi mission.

Inaugurating a month-long statewide drug-free awareness campaign on the 152nd Gandhi Jayanti Day, the minister said drug-free programs will be held in more than 20,000 neighborhoods in local government. state with public 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 layers of society to achieve the goals it has set for itself. We live in a time when even children fall prey to this evil. This will seriously affect future generations, ”the minister said in a statement.

Addiction to intoxicants has reached such a dangerous level that it has started to affect the social consciousness and mental health of its victims, said Minister Govindan.

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 must also be mindful of efforts by special interests to sabotage drug abuse programs. This needs to be properly taken into account when planning and implementing the drug free campaign, ”said Minister Antony.

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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.

Minister Govindan released a CD of short films on outreach programs carried out by the Vimukthi mission by handing it to District Panchayat Chairman D Suresh Kumar at the ceremony.

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

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