Gadchiroli March 12 (District Correspondent) The victory of alcohol prohibition was celebrated by the residents of village Gattepayli in Dhanora taluka with great joy by erecting a ‘Vijay Stambha’ in the village on behalf of the Muktipath Village Association.
The sale of illegal liquor has been banned for many years by the Gram Sabha of the village. With the intention of maintaining this prohibition and harmony in the village, this pillar was raised.
Gattepayali is a small village of 85 houses in the remote area of Dhanora taluka. Due to the unity of the villagers, the sale of illegal liquor is completely stopped in the village. Citizens play an important role in maintaining this prohibition. ‘Vijaystambh’ was erected with the main intention of inspiring other villages by raising the similar ‘Vijayastambh’ at the entrance of the village.
A rally was taken out from the village with the torch of alcohol ban through the village organization. At this time, the entire village participated with slogans of ban on alcohol.
To celebrate the programme, rangoli’s were drawn in the courtyard of every house. An atmosphere in the village had become as if it was a Diwali festival. The ‘Vijayastambha’ was inaugurated by Gaon Patil and Sarpanch Parse in the presence of Santosh Sawalkar, Deputy Director of Muktipath Abhiyan.
Along with this, women’s kabaddi competition and cultural programs were conducted on behalf of the village association. All the women of the village participated in this activity. This village has created a great example of the prohibition of liquor that may become inspirational for the other villages. Full credit for this goes to the village women, sarpanch and villagers.
Muktipath organizer Akshay Peddiwar, activists Rahul Mahakulkar, Shubham Barse attended the program. Villagers Papita Halami, Sunita Atala, Shakeela Parase, Manda Duga, Vanmala Madavi, Sarpanch Dudhram Parase, Pandurang Parase, Gram Sabha President Ashok Usendi, Ramdas Gawde, Kashinath Hichami, Vishwanath Hichami cooperated for the success of the Victory Festival.