First day of Ride4tfg cycle ride organized by Faith foundation ends on positive note
Matar village in Kheda district pledged to end tobacco consumption with the cyclists of Ride4tfg on Monday. The ride is organised by Faith foundation with a aim to reduce tobacco consumption in Gujarat.
The cycle rally started from Ahmedabad, flagged off at Sabarmati, Riverfront. The guests of honour were MJ Christian – DYSP, State traffic Branch, Prafful Trambadia – DYC ( District Youth Officer) NYKS Ahemdabad , Manisha Shah – S.D.I.C – NYKS Gujarat and Charusila Makwana – DEO , Assistant Education Inspector Ahmedabad.
The volunteers performed a skit regarding the ill effects of tobacco consumption. The event was supported by NYKS stood in support of the cause.
After this our cyclists proceeded to Jetalpur where they were joined by the health officials at Public Health Centre. Dr shailesh (CDHO), Dr Chintan Desai ( EMO), Jilla Panchayat. Department of Health, Ahmedabad remain present their as guests. The event included a skit by the volunteers along with encouraging words by the officials of PHC Jetalpur.
The event culminated at Matar with a street play after which the entire village took pledge along with the team to end tobacco consumption in Gujarat. The Sarpanch Vpulbhai RK Patel was overwhelmed with the encouragement that the entire village provided to the cyclists. They also had the support of NYKS Youth Community Kheda.
“Overall Day 1 ended on a high note and brought us a little closer to our dream of ending tobacco consumption in the state of Gujarat and a Tobacco Free Generation,” said Susan Samson Project Director Faith Foundation.