Alcohol killing youngsters: AIDWA

Alcohol killing  youngsters: AIDWA
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Khammam: The liquor policy implemented in the State is making several men to get addicted to alcohol and killing them at a young age. Due to this, many women are becoming widows, All India Democratic Women\'s Association (AIDWA) district secretary Buggaveeti Sarala alleged.

Khammam: The liquor policy implemented in the State is making several men to get addicted to alcohol and killing them at a young age. Due to this, many women are becoming widows, All India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA) district secretary Buggaveeti Sarala alleged.

A district body meeting was held under the leadership of Macharla Bharathi at the district office of AIDWA in Khammam on Sunday.

Speaking at the meeting, B Sarala said that many women were leading miserable lives as they are becoming widows as their alcohol addicted husbands were dying within 30 years of age.

As a result of AIDWA movement, the government has been giving a pension of Rs 1,000 to each widow for the past five years, she said.

On the occasion of International Women Day on March 8, various programmes were organised under AIDWA to create awareness among women and fight against the social evils pertaining in the society along with women discrimination.

She demanded the government provision of free education to the children of widows by allotting special package and to provide employment opportunities to them along with removing age limit to women, who are living alone.

She also requested implementation of 50 per cent of reservations to women in Assembly and Parliament.

AIDWA leaders Bandi Padma, Merugu Ramana, Gattu Rama Devi, Amaravathi, Ramya, Saraswathi, Machamani Rajitha, Lakshmi, Aruna, Nagamani, Vadde Padma, Shahanaz, Bhadrakali, Naga Sulochana, Kulsanbi, Krishnaveni, and Boddu Padma were present along with others.

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