An estimated ten million die untimely every year due to tobacco consumption directly in India and many innocent women and children are also falling into the trap through passive smoking.
“In excess of ten million people die untimely every year, due to tobacco consumption directly in India and many innocent women and children too fall into the trap through passive smoking. As a species, we already have endangered our existence, thanks to an irresponsible lifestyle. Therefore, it is time we should come together, along with policy makers to ban tobacco and alcohol. We also need to sensitize people towards the hazards of injurious habits and further address the need of the hour to build healthy and sustainable,” while speaking at an awareness rally and drive to educate people about the harmful effects of tobacco and related diseases on the occasion of World Anti Tobacco Day on May 31, 2019, Dr. Nelam Gupta, President, AROH Foundation said.
The one-day workshop, organised by the NGO, held at Sangam Vihar slums of South Delhi also had a play performed by the children of the Remedial Innovation in School Education (RISE), an initiative of the foundation. As part of its initiative, the AROH Foundation has taken efforts to extend it to the villages of Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh and other rural hinterlands by organising workshops under the Holistic Rural Development Project. What is more, the villagers were briefed on how passive smoking and consumption of tobacco led to lung diseases. Also, on the same day, a short film was screened for acknowledging the villagers on the ill-effects of the use of tobacco.
AROH Foundation is a leading national NGO committed towards empowerment and upliftment of the poor and underprivileged to fulfill its vision of a world where people live in dignity and security and there are equal opportunities for all. The Foundation has marked its presence in over 1200 remotest villages and slums across 18 states. Under the Holistic Rural Programme of AROH, over 54 villages have been benefited so far. It has been successfully improving agricultural and infrastructural facilities, raising the living standards of rural hinterland through infrastructural investment and human development and boosting local enterprise.