Khudai Khidmatgar 100 days Anti Liquor Youth walk
- 02 Oct, 2019
Anti Liquor 100 days Youth walk began on 2nd October 2014 from Kanyakumari on the day of Gandhi Jayanthi and concluded on 12th January 2015 on Swami Vivekanand Jayanthi at Chennai. The yatra covered all the districts of Tamil Nadu including the Puducherry Union Territory. There were three important aspects to organize this Anti Liquor Youth walk (Yatra).
- To create awareness on the effects due to drugs and liquor and to prepare the society in large to perform their struggle for social change with the idea of nonviolence and a method of continues struggle in the society till the achievement of a targeted result.
- To Demand the State Government in implementing total prohibition in the state.
- To involve the Students, youth and women in large to work for the social cause as well as to create a new leadership in the society with the intention to raise the problem with an effective and wider range.
In the 100 days yatra we have visited more than 500 villages in Tamil Nadu, participation of 246 members including Students, Youths, women and social Activists, Politicians from Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Gujarat, 25 Members walked continues 100 days, 2,00,000 pamphlets distributed, various religious institutions like Vallalar Sangam, Manavalakkalai Madram, Mutts, Churches, Mosques and Dargas extended their support in large for the accommodations.
On 11th January we organized a Public Hearing with the victims affected by liquor and drugs particularly the Women present their statement in the hearing in front of the bench consisting of Judges Swami Agniwesh, Padma Shree Krishnammal Jagannathan, Professor Saraswathi. at Lawrence Sundaram auditorium of Loyola College. Chennai. On the same day a valedictory meeting for the 100 days yatra held in the same hall, which is chaired by Shri Annamalai Ji, The Director of National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, where a large number of Politicians and representatives of various social organizations participated.
On the final day i.e on 12th January 2015 we organized a Mass People\'s Rally at Marina Beach, Chennai towards Tamil Nadu secretariat with the demand to implement total prohibition in the state where Students from Madurai American college, AICUF, Loyola College, Chellammal College, Nandanam College, Madras University, Ethiraj college from Chennai participated. Finally, the rally stopped by the police personnel near the labors statue and the gathering was addressed by G. Thilagvathy, Rtd.IPS officer, Social Activists Jayalakshmi Ammal(Annai Illam), Faisal Kha(Khuadi Khidmatgar), Jawahirullah(MMK, MLA), Geetha Ramakrishnan(National Construction Union) and various activist participated in the rally from all over Tamil Nadu. Then a delegation consists of Six members with Inamul Hasan, Arul doss, Senthamil selvi, Periyasami, Chella Pandi, Advocate Siva Gnana Sambandam took by the police officers to meet the Chief Minister where the delegation present the memorandum to the Personal Secretary to CM Ms. Innocent Divya.
Finally, the delegation decided to organize the next follow up meeting on 4th February at Chennai for the northern Dist of Tamil Nadu and for Southern dist of Tamil Nadu will be on 7th February at Gandhi Gram University, Dindugul.