They have pledged to make at least one village liquor-free

SHGs to spearhead anti-liquor campaign

Representatives of over 300 women self-help groups in and around Gandhigram have decided to intensify anti-liquor campaign and have pledged to make at least one village liquor free zoneThey plan to interact with youth, farmers, workers and elders and spread the message on ill effects of liquor.Addressing the SHGs meet in this connection at the Gandhigram Trust campus on Sunday, organiser of People’s Federation Against Liquor and Gandhian Sasi Perumal said that that role of rural women in eradicating liquor was vital.

First, women should bring about a change in the minds of the male members in their family and then in their neighbours, he said.