A documentary on campaign against illicit liquor brewing and consumption was launched at District library by Dibrugarh District Administration in association with UNICEF.
For past several months Dibrugarh District Administration has organized several workshops to rehabilitate the illicit liquor brewers of the district to make Dibrugarh illicit liquor free.
After the launching of video documentary, former President of Assam Sahitya Sabha, Dr Nagen Saikia, in his speech said illicit liquor has adverse effects in the society and its consumption leads to diseases. “I appreciate the work of Dibrugarh District Administration regarding campaign against illicit liquor. The illicit liquor brewing and consumption is very high in the area and District Administration alone cannot eliminate it from the society without people’s participation,” Dr Saikia said.
Earlier, several training programs were organized by the Dibrugarh District Administration in collaboration with the Excise Department and United Rural Self Employment Training Institute for alternative means of livelihood for the illicit liquor brewers.
Speaking at the programme, Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri said the illicit liquor business especially effect women and children. “We have been organizing awareness and training programs in several areas of the district to free Dibrugarh from illicit liquor brewing and consumption. We have made a documentary in association with UNICEF which shows the adverse effects of alcoholism in the society. Through this video documentary we tried to highlight how a society was effected through illicit liquor,” she added.
The video documentary also showed how people have left illicit liquor business to engage in other works. The aim of the program is to rehabilitate the illicit liquor brewers of the district and make Dibrugarh district illicit liquor free.