Some organisations have been working on creating awareness among people against liquor by organizing awareness drives. In particular, NGOs are planning to conduct rallies and screen short movies to drive home the message on de-addiction.
President of Zilla Janajagruti Vedike of Sri Kshetra Dharmasthala Grameenabhivruddhi Yojane B C Trust, Rajanna Koravi said, “It’s high time to create awareness about drug menace and check the same. The government has decided to eradicate the drugs mafia from the state. So we are also planning to use this opportunity to curb the menace by creating awareness. If the authorities allow, we are prepared to gather people in hundreds. The vedike is already working for de-addiction, and hundreds of people have been benefited with our programmes. Many have given up liquor.”
President of Anti-Liquor Initiative Group, Veena Tonapi said “They have planned to organise several activities, including a webinar on ‘Fighting drug menace: From awareness to action’. “Because of Covid-19, we have planned virtual programmes through which the participants will be enlightened on the ill-effects of drugs and the related laws. Even schoolchildren are being targeted in our programmes.”
The vedike has approached the district administration seeking permission to host mass rallies and street plays to create awareness against drugs. Organisations are also chalking out plans to implement awareness programmes once schools and colleges reopen. Some have prepared short movies to explain the ill-effects of drugs on financial and social aspects of life.