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Mr. Pradeep Goyal at National Awards for Elderly – 9 October 2017

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment held National awards for elderly this year also on 9th October 2017 to confer Vayoshreshtha Sammans to eminent senior citizens and Institutions in recognition for their service towards the society. This award is basically conferred every year in 13 categories. The present Minister of this committee Mr. Thawar Chand Gehlot is a member of the Rajya Sabha, representing the state of Madhya Pradesh awarded Mr. Pradeep Goyal(Member of CCAA Trust) for his outstanding contribution against the dangers of drug abuse.

Pradeep Goyal at National awards for elderly


Mr. Pradeep Goyal, the Managing Trustee of CCAA Trust, has been fighting against the drug abuse menace since 2003. He founded the Vikalp Rehabilitation Center in Sahibabad, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) in 2003 for the same. Addiction to drugs and alcohol not only affects the individuals involved but also disrupts the family and society at large. His efforts as a responsible and informed citizen were also acknowledged by the government through the Award. Taking the award from the former President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee himself has only boosted his enthusiasm to work for the victims of this dangerous addiction.

Since 2004 Vikalp has treated over 3000+ patients addicted to different forms of addiction like Alcohol, Cannabis, Smack, Heroin etc. It follows the 12 Steps programme for treating the patients wherein each patient gets individual attention and rehab counseling. Most of the patients in his centre comes out as productive citizens. It has been instrumental in providing a psycho-social-medical solution via a holistic approach.

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