5th Oct 2011 was my birthday and I came back from Vadodara Gujarat with my family. Gujarat introduced alcohol prohibition soon after the British left and has stuck to this policy ever since. People call it, dry state, but I had a very rich and empowering experience in the last three days in Gujarat.
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Recently, the movie star Ranbir Kapoor turned down alcohol and tobacco brands even though the companies were willing to pay whatever he wanted.
The actor Imran Khan (28 years) had recently filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) at the Bombay High Court challenging the State Government’s proposal to ban “alcohol consumption” under the age of 25 years according to a recent news article in Times of India.
Two significant days for me are, coincidently, very close to each other: The 2nd October is celebrated in India because it is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Maybe you know that Gandhi himself was a champion of temperance, peace and non-violence. And the next day, 3rd October, has been celebrated since 1938 as Temperance… Read more »
Soon in India too, we may not see the alcohol shops on state and National highways across India.
Anna Hazare – like pressure groups are needed for alcohol prevention.