Vimukthi begins house visits to create anti-drug awareness among children: 15-10-2021
By Pinkerala News Desk | Oct 16, 2021
Vimukthi begins house visits to create anti-drug awareness among children
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 15: The state Department of Excise, Vimukthi Mission, and Kudumbasree Mission today launched a program to visit homes to create awareness among the children about the dangers of alcohol and narcotics as part of the ongoing month-long awareness program coinciding with the 152nd birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
Home visits were organized in the city today to coincide with the birthday of former President A P J Abdul Kalam.
With ‘Say No To Drinks, Say No To Drugs’ as the message, the workers of the two Missions, along with civic-body councilors, interacted with children in 150 households each of Vallakkadavu and Poonthura wards in Thiruvananthapuram Corporation.
Besides speaking to the children about the harmful effects of drugs, the team also gifted them Dr. Kalam’s books and pamphlets carrying messages against the use of narcotics.
The round was led by Assistant Excise Commissioner Shri P.K. Jayaraj, who is also the manager of the Vimukthi Mission (Thiruvananthapuram District), Councillors Smt Shajitha Nasser and Smt Mary Gypsy, Thiruvananthapuram CDS Vice Chairperson Smt Padmaja S, Thiruvananthapuram Excise Circle Inspector Shri C.K. Anilkumar and Excise Range Inspector Shri V.G. Sunil.
Vimukthi Mission and Kudumbashree volunteers will together continue the anti-drug drive by visiting houses in the coming days in other areas of the corporation and local bodies of Thiruvananthapuram district.
The house visits are being organized jointly by the State Excises Department, the Vimukthi Mission, and Kudumbasree Mission as part of the anti-drug addiction awareness campaign organized in the coastal areas of the district. Messages of the Mahatma, who waged a relentless battle against drug addiction through his constructive programs, will be propagated on a mission mode as part of the campaign that primarily targets the youth.
Apart from this, the Excise Department’s ‘Unarvu’ Project that aims to curb the use of drugs among schoolchildren is already underway involving schoolteachers, parents, excise officials, representatives of local bodies, and residents besides traders and business people of the area. The efforts focus on routing the minds of students away from drug addiction and into creative venues such as arts and sports.
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