Yearly Archives: 2011

BLOG: Season Greetings and Future Challenges

Dear Members, partners and supporters, the IOGT International World Congress in 2010 clearly pointed out the importance for IOGT International to support and build an effective network  and bring together organizations, institutions and foundations from all over the world for international fellowship and furtherance of the temperance platform. This work has had the highest priority during 2011. The … Read more »

BLOG: Bengal Hooch Tragedy: More Than 150 People Died, 350 Are In Hospital

Preliminary reports indicate that the hooch was sold in sachets, priced between Rs.7 and Rs.20, virtually opposite a police post in the area. What the Government can offer as a compensation is Rs.two Lakhs to each victim family, what else? And society at
large will forget this tragedy too…

BLOG: Alcohol is a Drug

It may seem like a silly statement to make to IOGT members that alcohol is a drug, however, to most Americans this is not the case. In America, there is a long record of maintaining a distinction between alcohol and drugs, which is fostered by the alcohol industry itself.    

BLOG: Celebrating Human Rights A Matter Of Lifestyle

Free speech, democratic participation and Human dignity can only be made reality, if they become a matter of heart for the people. Lifestyle is about demonstrating, public speaking, using social media, signing petitions and public debating. But a Human Rights lifestyle comprises more: It is also about personal choices, behavior patterns that foster one’s own well-being and the community’s welfare simultaneously…