Anti-tobacco crusadors organize Awareness Walkathon Rally at Verna

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Panaji: Verna Industrial Estate, Verna Goa, National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE – India) and Consumer VOICE, New Delhi organised a “Awareness Walkathon Rally” to mark the World No Tobacco Day 2023 on 31st May 2023.

The rally was flagged off from nearly 15 participating company/units at 3 PM holding placards / banners with anti-tobacco message & slogans and Nearly 300 participants Converged at GIDC administration building by 4.00 PM.

NOTE General Secretary Dr Shekhar Salkar, noted oncologist from Goa and President of NOTE India, in his opening remarks stated that tobacco is the number one preventable cause for Cancer and many other diseases, he expressed urgent need to take proactive steps including strong tobacco control rules to curb the menace of Tobacco.

Mr Pradip Da’Costa,President Verna IDC Association expressed happiness that such a important event has been organised in the IDC premises and also explained the participants that Verna Industrial Association is keenly involved in various environmental awareness activities.

Mr Amarjeet Singh, Consumer VOICE New Delhi, congratulated the participants for gathering in large number and strengthening the movement against tobacco.

Mrs Radhiya, Field Executive from IDC in her statement supported the cause against tobacco.

Mr Anand Mishra, Mr Ganpat Kapdi and Mr Pawse from verna industries association were also part of the group.

The following industries participated in the rally Albea Betts India Pvt Ltd, Anand Engineering Works, Astra Metal Systems Pvt Ltd, Birla Furukawa Fibre Optics, Capricorn Logistics Pvt Ltd, Cipla Goa, Colorcon Asia Private Limited, Commscope India, Duraline India pvt ltd., FDC LTD UNIT, IFB AC Plant, Lupin, Marksans Pharma limited, Micro Labs Limited, Naik Motors Mahindra, PENTAIR WATER INDIA PVT LTD, Perfect laundry and dry cleaners, Persistent System Limited, Putzmeister Concrete Machines Private Limited, Sahil Packaging, Sanofi India Limited, SGP Food Manufacturers,
SP Tata Motors,Universal Cables Limited.

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