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NR Foundation’s ‘Project Prerepana’ initiates de-addiction camp

Mysuru, February 7:- NR Foundation, the philanthropic arm of agarbathi to aerospace conglomerate NR Group, has organised a de-addiction drive with respect to alcohol and drugs under the phase II of Project Prerepana in association with the implementing partners Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM).

The residential camp that has been set up to help the people with addiction issues was inaugurated by M R Suresh, chief operating officer (COO), NR Group; Dr Sindhu Suresh, director, VIIS; Veeraj, Alcohol Anonymous Group and Dr Dhushyanth, physician of Palliative Care, SVYM at the Achala Hall, V-LEAD Hostel in the city.

The 10-day programme will conclude on February 10.  20 people from seven slums were counselled and motivated to attend this residential camp.  Apart from daylong physical activities like yoga and meditation, this programme includes medication for depression or other disorders, counselling by experts and sharing of experience with other addicts.

Alcohol and drug abuse have been one of the major problems that have taken over the society for decades.  There are considerable numbers of people who have lost their lives or disrupted their families to a great extent due to these addictions. NR Foundation in association with SVYM, with its aim to sustainable development of seven slums in Mysuru has included the de-addiction awareness programme into their working component.

Suresh said “Alcohol and drugs are one of the major issues existing in our society that needs to be uprooted. Through our de-addiction camp, we aim to create awareness among people about this grave addiction and help them to come out of it.  In addition to helping an individual to handle addiction, the programmes envision a holistic perspective on life for every individual participant. The programme enables an individual to carry forward the vision for a great future that they may consciously choose for themselves.”

Commenting about the initiative Dr Sindhu Suresh said, “This programme aims at empowering an individual to live an addiction-free life. This residential de-addition camp will not only make a difference in an individual’s life but to a whole family. The programme includes stress-handling techniques like ‘pranayama and yoga’ to overcome cravings for smoking or alcohol. The programme treatment includes medical detoxification, clinical and psychological therapies. With project Prerepana, the NR group has addressed various social issues and backed it up with their support.  I am glad to be a part of something like this and would like to wish success to everyone working for it.” -(KK)

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