Combined efforts must for addiction-free society, says Badole
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 20 Mar 2017 10:34:02|
Terming addiction as a major problem in society, Maharashtra Minister for Social Justice Rajkumar Badole expressed his displeasure over addiction in the districts where liquor sale is prohibited. Government is trying to make the society free from addiction, but people and society also should shoulder their responsibility for achieving this target. The individuals and institution getting award for de-addiction work have added responsibility.
Badole was addressing the Fifth State-level De-addiction Literary Meet and Rshtrapita Mahatma Gandhi Vyasanmuti Sewa Puraskar distribution programmes organised by Social Justice and Special Assistant Department at Sant Dnyaneshwar Sanskrutik Bhavan on Sunday. The awards were presented to 21 societies and 35 individuals, including Kartik Lokhande, Chief Reporter of The Hitavada.
Pravin Pote, Guardian Minister of Amravati district, chaired the programme while Satyapal Maharaj, noted social activist and khanjeri player, President of the literary meet, Kiran Gitte, District Collector, Dr Kiran Kulkarni, Chief Executive Officer of Amravati Zilla Parishad, Piyush Singh, Commissioner, Social Welfare Commissioner, Bhimrao Khandate, Deputy Commissioner, Dipak Wadkute, Regional Deputy Commissioner, Mukta Puntambekar, outgoing president, and Dr Nishigandha Wad, noted actress, were present on the dais.
Addressing further Badole praised the contribution of Satyapal Maharaj in spreading awareness about de-addiction in society. Addiction not only destroys a person or a family but the entire society, he said.
Addressing the programme, Satyapal Maharaj said women are getting equal opportunities thanks to the efforts of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar, Architect of Indian Constitution. “I am doing a small work by carrying forward the legacy of Dr Ambedkar, Mahatma Gandhi, Sant Gadgebaba and Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj. Everybody should resolve to make at least one person free from addiction, appealed Satyapal Maharaj.
Pravin Pote, in his speech said we won't be able to stop next generation from getting addicted unless we consider every addicted student as our won son and stop him from doing so. He further underlined the need to hold de-addiction literary meets in every district.
Mukta Puntamekar said that addiction is the root cause of all problems in society. Awareness is must to curb the menace.
Dr Nishigandha Wad explained the gathering how we can make the life meaningful by citing various examples. Guests presented the Rashtrapita Mahatma Gandhi Vyasanmukti Seva Puraskar to 21 societies and 35 individuals for their commendable work for spreading awareness in society. The 35 individuals who were honoured with the award include Kartik Lokhande, Chief Reporter of The Hitavada, Nagpur, Dr Amol Patil Chitrakar from Achalpur and Nilkanth Borode from Daryapur.