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A group of families in Kozhikode is into street plays to fight drug abuse

A scene from the street play by actor Mavoor Vijayan in Kozhikode.

A group of families at Mavoor in Kozhikode has come together with a novel initiative to fight alcohol and drug abuse. They have taken to the streets with a play to create awareness among young generation on the evils of drug and alcohol. WATCH VIDEO

The families of Nanma Residence Association at Mavoor voluntarily decided to launch such an initiative after they saw youngsters in their locality falling victim to drugs and alcohol abuse. In fact, their initiative is extending support to the state government’s anti-drug campaigns. Each family in the residence association has come forward to support the cause and has started the campaign with a street play titled “Aswanth Engane Inganne Ayyi” (How Aswanth became like this).
The play portrays the life of a youth who got addicted to drugs and how it completely turned his and the life of his family members upside down. The campaign is led by actor and dramatist Mavoor Vijayan and the main actors are Indira K K and Aswanth K.

“The residents decided to join hands for this initiative after we saw a lot of youngsters getting addicted to drugs. All the actors and artistes in the initiative are residents of the association. We have so far performed in a couple of schools and public places like bus stands. We are getting a lot of support to the initiative. Many panchayats are inviting us to perform,” he added.

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