Monday, 28 November, 2011

Magician Muthukad empower ‘drug free Kerala’: Chief Minister Oommen Chandy

Curtain falls for mission 5 days in Kochi with MAGIC with a MISSION

Government policy is not to support alcohol use

Kochi: Chief Minister of Kerala Oommen Chandy Sunday said that magician Gopinath Muthukad empower drug free Kerala programme with his continuous magical programmes and the Magic with a Mission in Kochi is one in its stream. Inaugurating the finale of Magic with a Mission organized by Magic Academy in association with different government organizations, the Chief Minister said that State does not have any policy to support the use of alcohol and will not go with any such decision.

“It is shame on us as we are the toppers in alcohol consumption and other similar addictions. Our income from excise department is certainly on the higher side; but the consequences teach us to excise them.” Chief Minister said.

“We have to fight together for the better tomorrows of our young generation. Government will position forefront to support its best for the move. The initiation and participation of magician like Muthukad is really significant to the objective.” He added.

A magical mission for public awareness against the consumption of alcohol, drug and tobacco was started in town on November 23rd to mark its state wide launch. The mission was with an aim to spread the awareness of additional adverse and tune the youngsters with a right thought for their bright future.

The public meeting was presided over by Hibi Eden M L A and minister for excise K Babu given the anti-drug message. Famous film maker Siddiq led the oath taking in the conclusion ceremony where Gopinath Muthukad briefed the objectives and course of mission. District collector P I Sheikh Pareeth IAS, Corporation Mayor Tony Chammani, Member Secretary of State Youth Welfare Board N Madhusudanan Asari and Excise joint commissioner M A Francis also spoke.

A specially designed Magic workshop for the edutainment was widely used by the schools and colleges in the district. Workshop on mission days flavored with variety sessions counting magic, literature, psychology, medical sciences and social aspects for participants. Dr. Rajith Kumar of Sree Shankara Academy, Regional Cancer Centre oncology division assistant professor Dr. Jayakrishnan, Counselor of Palai Adart Centre N M Sebastian, High Court Advocate Charly Paul, Magician Chandrasenan Mithirmala and Vinod Kedamanagalam were leading various classes. Anti-tobacco cell and Student Police cadets with district collector has joined mission in addition to Red Cross society, NCC cadets, NSS volunteers and other school children. Students were certified for their participation and will be utilized as resource persons in the next level awareness sessions.

Prominent personalities including social workers, writers and film makers expressed their commitment in the venture. Dr M Leelavathy, M K Sanu, Chemmanam Chacko, P I Shankaranarayanan, film actor Siddiq, actress Kavya Madhavan, actor Kailash, film maker Mecartin and many others joined the mission activities.

Mission will be taken to rest of the districts too according to the director of magic Academy. The first phase of awareness programme designed as mission 5 days was jointly supported by Excise Department, Kerala State Youth Welfare Board, Cochin Corporation, district authorities and Federal Bank.

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