De-addiction and counselling centres under State Excise Department offering free treatment and counselling services to persons suffering from physical or mental stress due to non-availability of alcoholic drinks, following closure of bars and retail liquor outlets in the wake of COVID 19 outbreak.
The Excise Department and the de-addiction mission Vimukthi under it will extend these services on call to the nearest Excise Range Office or police station. This service can also be availed by calling the Excise Department’s toll-free number 14405.
The Excise Department has set up one de-addiction Centre in one Taluk Hospital in each district to provide free treatment and counselling services. Apart from these, de-addiction and counselling facilities are also functioning in Thiruvananthapuram, Ernakulam and Kozhikode districts. These facilities will provide round-the-clock free service.
Those who are addicted to drinks may manifest symptoms like shivering, nausea, amnesia and lack of appetite when they fail to get drinks. Besides the physical fallout, such situations may lead to domestic discord. So, it is important that those having such symptoms to consult a doctor.
Award Distribution of short film competition on 31.05.2019
Results of the Short Film Competition conducted by the Kerala Vimukthi Mission for College Student, is published. First prize of Rupees One Lakh is won by the short film “Midhya” of M.Beats Engineering College, Nellimattom, Ernakulam District. Second Prize of Rupees Fifty Thousand and Third Prize of Rupees Twenty Five Thousand are awarded to three Colleges each. Consolation Prize of Rupees Ten Thousand is awarded to ten Colleges. Prizes will be distributed in a function organized at V.J.T. Hall, Thiruvananthapuram on 31/05/2019.
|Number of entries received in Vimukthi Short film competition- 83|
|No. of entries short listed – 25|
|No. of entries uploaded – 25|
|Social Media Voting started on – 22.03.2019|
|Rank list/Winners will be announced soon|
|Cash price – First Prize- 1,00,000/-|
|Second Prize – 50,000/- each for three colleges.|
|Third Prize – 25,000/- each for three colleges|
|Consolation Prize- 10,000/- each for ten colleges.|