Union Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virendra Kumar, visited the Integrated Rehabilitation Center for Addicts, Prodigals’ Home at Fellowship Colony, Dimapur, on May 21.
Union Minister visits IRCA Prodigals’ Home
Dimapur, May 21 (MExN): The Union Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virendra Kumar, visited the Integrated Rehabilitation Center for Addicts (IRCA), Prodigals’ Home at Fellowship Colony, Dimapur, on May 21.
Speaking on the occasion, Prodigals’ Home, Director, K Ela, appealed to the ministry to provide IRCAs in all the districts of Nagaland for logistic as well as effective handling and control of addiction in the state. The director also advocated for setting up an all IRCA women in the State to cater to the women suffering from the disease of addiction.
Earlier, the minister, while asserting that addiction is not only the destroyer of families and relationships and harbinger of ruin for any society, he stated that addiction is a huge problem and challenge faced by developed as well as developing countries of the world.
A press release issued by the Prodigals’ Home said that Dr Kumar appealed to all sections of society and every individual to not only be aware of the harm of addiction but also to work on a war footing for the eradication of the addiction menace from the society. He challenged the gathering to envision a society without any rehabilitation centers and to work diligently and sincerely to achieve this vision.
The program began and concluded with the reciting of the ‘Serenity Prayer’ led by Sunep Jamir, Residential Counselor.
The Union Minister was accompanied by Commissioner & Secretary, Department of Social Welfare, Director, Department of Social Welfare and other officials from the Dimapur District Administration, and also officials from Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (Divyangjan), Mumbai.