Gurdaspur: Months after 17 people lost their lives in a hooch tragedy in a village here in August, a professor from Karnataka has turned to holy Punjabi text 'Zafaranama' to teach youths ways to abstain from liquor.
    
Panditrao Dharennavar, an assistant professor in Karnataka decided to come to the Johal Nangal village to tell the youth gist of the holy text written by Guru Gobind Singh, which spreads message against any king of addiction.
    
"I will teach students how to read Zafaranama and will make them understand its messages," Dharennavar said, adding that special classes will be organised every Sunday from 6 AM to 6 PM.
    
Despite hailing from Karnataka, Dharennavar is well-versed with Punjabi and has so far written eight books in the Language.

(Agencies)

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