Who We Are

Inspired from ideals of Mahatma Gandhi,Late first president of India Dr. Rajendra Prasad,Late Prime Minister Dr, Morarji Desai, and other leaders of freedom movement who were in the government after independence thought over the problems of effective implementation of the Directive Principles of State Policy in the Constitution of India with regard to prohibition of intoxicating drugs and drinks.

They came to the conclusion that education and mobilization of vocal public opinion in favour of prohibition was necessary. They therefore sponsored the setting up of All India Prohibition Council and provided accommodation and funds for the purpose.

The All India Prohibition Council (Akhil Bhartiya Nashabandi Parishad ), was registered under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860, NCT no. 2314 in the year 1963-64. In 1961 by leaders of the freedom movement who were in the Government mobilised public opinion in favour of prohibition so that Article 47 of the Directive Principle Of State Policy of our Constitution,with regards to prohibition could be effectively implemented.

Shri. Bhaktavatsalam, Ex- Chief minister of Madras State, was the First President of the Council. Shri Moraraji Desai was the next ‘President’. Former Union Health Minister Dr. Sushila Nayar took over from Shri Desai in 1967. Shri Gokul Bhai Bhat, took over from Dr. Sushila Nayar in 1983, and after his death Dr. Sushila Nayar was made to take it up again 1987, In November 1992 for former Union minister of State for defence Prof. Sher Singh took over Dr. Nayar,As New President of the Council till 2009. In 2011 Smt. Prabhat Sobha Pandit was elected as the new President of the Council.

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Our Activities

The Council has been carrying on educational activities relating to the harmful effects of consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants among youth. The special attention is paid for educating the students, labour class, harijans, adivasis who are vulnerable to the intake of alcohol and other intoxicants. The general public is made aware of the sufferings endured by women and children in the families where the husbands/fathers are alcoholic. The other factors such as road accidents, illness, crimes, absenteeism from duty, etc. for which the alcoholics are prone to, are also brought to light. The Council has been holding seminars, conferences and training camps for workers. It has also organized picketing of liquor shops which are located near educational institutions, temples, wells, bus stand and close to other welfare institutions.

AIPC core team

Name of President, Vice- President, Treasurer and Executive Secretary of All India Prohibition Council for the year 2018-19

All India Prohibition Council

All India Prohibition Council throughout its journey resurrected the Nonpolitical demand for implementing Complete prohibition and brought together many opposition parties on a common platform to fight for prohibition. Nashabandi Parishad narrowed the chasm in the country by creating awareness and advocacy program for masses on non-violent lines.
The aim and objective of Nashabandi Parisad to create public opinion against the use of liquor and intoxicated substances and work bringing about total prohibition in our Motherland India.