Sadabad ( Uttar Pradesh ): The Brahma Kumaris of Shiv Shakti Bhawan in Sadabad held a program to mark ‘World No Tobacco Day.’ The aim of this initiative was to generate public awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco. A rally was also taken out through the city for this purpose. Members of the Brahma Kumaris fraternity carried banners and raised slogans in this rally.
Som Varshney, Social Worker, led everyone in a pledge to remain free from drug addiction in life. He apprised the audience about the harmful effects of tobacco. A pledge was taken to make an addiction-free society with the use of Rajyoga Meditation.
BK Bhavna, In-charge of the local Brahma Kumaris center, shared that thousands of people have successfully and voluntarily stopped tobacco addiction, after coming in contact with the Brahma Kumaris. They are now helping others to achieve the same result. Today, we must pledge to remove tobacco addiction from the face of this planet.
According to research, about 5500 youth in India start tobacco chewing daily. In India, some 3500 people die of tobacco usage daily. It is also the cause of many kinds of cancers. Ninety percent ( 90% ) of oral cancers are due to the usage of tobacco. Chances of lung cancer increase 15 percent with tobacco usage and that of heart attack increase 3 percent.
Piyush Aggrawal, Head of Aggrawal Samaj, also appealed to people to stop tobacco addiction.
Rambagh Baghel, Snehlata Pachauri, Heeralal Aggrawal, Ranveer Singh, Preetam Singh, BK Santosh, BK Umashankar, BK Radha, BK Virma, BK Kajal, Rama Sharma and many other members of the local Brahma Kumaris fraternity were present on this occasion.
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