From a Correspondent
GOLAGHAT (Dhekial), Oct 3: Children were seen coming out to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti on Monday with a letter to demand making Assam an alcohol-free State.
A large number of school students gathered at Gandhi Mandap near Bezbaruah point of Golaghat town. They paid floral tribute to the Father of the tion and gave a letter to Gandhiji for stopping alcohol in Assam. A student said, “Alcohol harms. We believe that if Mahatma Gandhi had been alive, he would have stopped the sale of alcohol.”
Notably, Mod Mukta Asom Dabi Samiti organized a letter-writing competition titled ‘Letters to Gandhi’ among the students on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti where more than 100 students participated.
The president of the Mod Mukta Asom Dabi Samiti, Probin Das said that the government planned to kill youth by giving permission to open liquor shops in rural areas. Despite development of the people of rural areas, the government had taken the decision to issue permission for selling traditiolly-made liquor openly which had harmed the poor families. Despite control on alcohol abuse and manufacture of alcohol products, the government had made it available everywhere, he said.
Later, the organization organized a public meeting against alcohol abuse at theatre halls where members of various students organizations, women organizations and intellectuals took part. The organization strongly demanded to make Assam an alcohol-free State. To discuss the sensitive matter, Mod Mukta Asom Davi Samittee-Asom has organized a mass public meeting where members of various leading organizations and intellectuals of Assam will take part to demand making Assam an alcohol-free State.