GORESWAR, Oct 24 - With a view to create a healthy society and in order to generate awareness against anti-social activities, several student bodies, including All Bodo Students� Union ( ABSU), All Assam Saraniya Kachari Students� Union, (AASKSU), Assam Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), All Koch Rajbongshi Students� Union (AKRSU), All Assam Gariya Mariya Desi Jatiya Parisad (AAGMDJP), All Assam Kalita Janagosthi Students� Union (AAKJSU) and All BTC Minority Students� Union (ABMSU) have launched a poster campaign against rising cases of illicit liquor consumption and gambling in and around Goreswar in Baksa district. Earlier, the student bodies of Goreswar Anchalik committees also submitted a memorandum to the district administration to stop such anti-social activities.
The members of the organisations appealed to the people to keep a vigil in their respective areas in order to curb such activities.
It may be mentioned here that Goreswar has become a safe haven for gamblers. A section of youths are involving themselves in teer and illegal lotteries at Maharipara, Naokata, Kerpavitha, Suagpur and Bangalipara, which has become a matter of concern.
Sources said that students, teachers, government employees, farmers, small businessmen and unemployed youths are regularly playing teer. �The district administration should handle the situation seriously as anti-social activities are increasing in various parts of the district,� a section of senior citizens told this correspondent.
�What is unfortunate is that even small shops are now selling liquor despite strict orders from the administration,� they claimed.
The members of student organisations urged the senior citizens to cooperate with them in their mission to free Goreswar from anti-social activities. The public of Goreswar have praised the student organisations for their campaign against such anti-social activities.