Kennedy Bagra, a True Crusader of Drug Menace in the Society .
Publish Date : 03/11/2020
Aalo 30 Oct: Mr. Kennedy Bagra from Bagra Village has been rendering selfless service to the society in the field of drug abuse and awareness for last 10 years with utmost dedication and sincerity. He himself was a drug addict for long 18 years, struggle all through his youthful days but came out successfully as recovery addict to render such an inspirational and yeoman service associating himself with Mother’s Vision, an NGO struggling for addiction free society since 2014. With his help and support, Motherâs Vision could successfully conduct various awareness Campaigns and Counseling sessions on drugs and its ill-effect in various Schools, Colony/Sectors and many Villages.
He is one of the best Resource Persons who can spell-bind not only drug addicts but host of listeners attending his awareness programme to provide counselling to drug users and helps them to recover by supporting, motivating, inspiring and mentoring them so that they can rejoin the society as a changed man and start their lives all over again. He has helped to recover countless users and several of the recovered users are now working with him in his endeavor to make an addiction free society
His contribution towards a drug free society is Immense and his 18 years experiences as an addict has helped him to understand drug addicts from a deeper level and he knows how to approach them and convince them to quit using drugs and return back to a normal life in the society. He voluntarily mentors the’100 days’ De-addiction cum Rehabilitation Centre founded by the NGO. With him as a mentor and his supporting team, Motherâs Visionâs â100 daysâ De- addiction cum Rehabilitation Centre is Still running successfully and rendering valuable services to all drug addicts of the district and other parts of the state. He and his team has helped 20% of the total addicts to recover and they in turn are helping him to fight against the menace.
Due to his untiring effort in this field, a Recovery Club was introduced to encourage, motivate recovering addicts, alcoholism and further support to those who are ready to join the mainstream of life again. He conceived it with a mission to not to leave them stray, tempted and give a protective environment after the treatment. The Recovery Club is composed of NA/AA meeting room, a kitchen, a personal sharing room, a rest room with capacity to accommodate 4 persons at a time with attached toilet and bathroom on purely self-help basis.11 recovery addicts are attending NA/AA meeting in the Recovery Club.
His contribution in containing the ever spreading menace of drug in the society is outstanding and exemplary. Though he is only Class IX passed due to addiction in his schooling days, he can write and speak very good English that put him in an advantageous position to take up training anywhere at National Level seminar and training. At present he is managing the Drug De-addiction and Rehabilitation Centre established by the Mothersâ Vision at Gumi Nagar, Aalo