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387 ANTI-TOBACCO CAMPAIGN: Street Play and Health Exhibition during Ganpati Festival

posted Sep 19, 2018, 10:07 PM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 10:07 PM ]
17-September-2018, Chinchwad (Pune): The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS) Chinchwad organized a street play titled ‘Tambaku Matlab Cancer’ in the Vidya Nagar slum for the visitors of Ganeshotsav to local Ganpati mandals. This street play and Health exhibition was held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction Project’ supported by AXA Business Services.

During Ganpati festivals lot of people visit Ganpati pandals and therefore it was decided to enact this street play for a wider outreach to people. The street play and health exhibition focused on communicating the health risks associated with tobacco consumption and its effect on person and family. It highlighted the fact that easy availability of tobacco products and encouragement from peers, family etc. makes young people addicted to smoking and chewing tobacco.

The program started at 11:30 am in the morning with the display of posters in the form of an exhibition to educate the visitors and residents. The poster contained visual material and written information on health risks associated with consuming tobacco and its effects on personal health, family and society. Lot of visitors stopped to see, read and understand the posters. The social workers explained the information to the visitors.