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Reformed Alcoholics Take Wedding Vows

After it was confirmed that they had quit drinking, the Dharmasthala Grameen Abhivruddhi Samsthe conducted the remarriage of 60 alcoholics here on Sunday.

Published: 26th May 2014 10:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th May 2014 10:18 AM   |  A+A-

ATHANI: After it was confirmed that they had quit drinking, the Dharmasthala Grameen Abhivruddhi Samsthe conducted the remarriage of 60 alcoholics here on Sunday.

The Samsthe had conducted a camp for alcoholics recently. Sixty alcoholics were found to have quit the habit completely and their marriage was conducted again as per Hindu tradition with their spouses.

They promised their spouses and the Samsthe that they would never touch liquor again.

The couples were provided with clothes required for the wedding. Men were given white shirts and dhotis and women white and yellow colour sarees.

Shivabasavaswamy of Gachinmath lauded the Samsthe for its programme and emphasised the need for organising such camps by all mutts. He said that by quitting alcohol they are examples that habits can change if guided well.

Vishveshwar Devaru of Hiremath at Athani called upon youths to stay away from bad habits.

He said that people with bad habits can be reformed if guided and religious institutions and organisations can remove evil practices from society.

The former addicts burnt an effigy of liquor in the town on Friday night.

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