Today is World No Tobacco Day celebrate around the world to spread the message about the ill effects of it through various means. Vadodara also mark the day with programmes like rallies, walkathon and spread the message among the people mostly youths.
Faith foundation along with HCG cancer hospital organise a walkathon in the city to spread the awareness about deadly effects of tobacco. The walk started from Kamatibaug and moves through Kalaghoda and ends at Band stand with participants carried posters and banners spreading the message. The volunteers of Faith foundation, doctors and staff of the hospital join the walkathon specially youths who are more prone to tobacco.
“This year theme of the day is ‘Tobacco Break Heart’ and we celebrate the whole week with various awareness programmes at different places. We give the slogan ‘Tambaku Se Yaari Dil Pe Bhaari’ and organise programmes on the theme. Today with this walkathon and we want to say keep away from tobacco and live a healthy life,” said Anant Christian founder member of Faith foundation.
On Wednesday evening the volunteers of Faith foundation gathered at the popular spot at Fatehgunj wearing masks and spread the message to the youth.