Five villages of Narsinghpur district are made addiction free by the efforts of social activists of Hum Foundation Bharat who volunteered and carried awareness drives.
Five villages – Khairi, Surgi, Basedi, Kumhadi Tola and Ram Pipariya of Narsinghpur district where made addiction free where the awareness drive was launched by the social activists of Hum Foundation Bharat under guidance of Dr. Anant Dubey.
They (social activists) worked hard for couple of months to make these villages addiction free, said Nishikant Choudhary, founder and national president of Hum Foundation.
The Nasha Mukti Abhiyan (de-addiction free) in villages was launched in all districts of Madhya Pradesh wherein we got success in these five villages of Narsinghpur district, he said.
It is often witnessed that the women and children are subjected to domestic violence by person or persons in the family who are habitual drinker, he said.
Therefore the focus was given on to aware the women in the families on how to de-addict through individual efforts, Choudhary.
In these villages the people are engaged in various occupations including farming and labour work.
The Nashi Mukti Abhiyan (Deaddiction Drive) of the social organization is led by a state coordinator Dr. Anant Dubey.
Dubey said the initiative was taken through creating awareness about the side effects on health from addiction of liquor, narcotics and psychotropic drugs, gutka, chewing tobacco, etc.
The women in the families were given tips on de-addiction and they worked on those tips continuously for couple of months and experienced slowly the member in the family lessen consumption and totally give the habit, he said.
The villages are far from the district headquarters. Social activist Collector Singh district incharge of the drive said we are focused to make more villages addiction free. There was positive response from the family members who feel neglected when any person creates chaos in the house in the night now they are relieved.
Social activist engineer and village surpanch Deodatt Pachori said these villages have given a classic example that the family members if confident to de-addict a person or persons who is habitual drinker they can do it.