Pune: On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre Nagpur organized an awareness initiative in association with central railway Nagpur ‘MARZI HAI AAPKI’ with an aim to create awareness on cancer due to tobacco usage. The activity was conducted in Nagpur railway station and DRM office, central railway, Nagpur simultaneously, under the leadership of Smt. Richa Khare- Divisional Railway manager, central railways and Shri P.S. Khairkar- ADRM Central Railways, Nagpur, where over 200 employees & visitors took part in a signature campaign to say NO to Tobacco. Approximately 5000 passengers took the pledge to quit usage of any kind of tobacco and approximately 50000 educational brochures were distributed to passengers at the railway station.
Speaking about the awareness initiative, Smt. Richa Khare DRM said, “Central railway & HCG Cancer Centre has always been at the forefront in encouraging and working with the community to promote healthy living. Using tobacco in any form is dangerous to the health of self and family and it is indeed a good step to move forward and create awareness among citizens. We are happy that staff of central railway and passengers have participated in large numbers and shown willingness to quit tobacco. Such enthusiastic participation shows the intent and commitment to remain in better health”.
Mr. Sujit Khare General Manager- Marketing, HCG NCHRI Cancer Centre said “The main aim of this activity is to promote healthy lifestyle and a healthier environment. We have conducted many awareness activities in the past and will do so in the future. It is overwhelming to witness the sheer enthusiasm of the Staff of DRM Office and people of Nagpur who have come together in such large numbers to support the campaign through this “MARZI HAI AAPKI” activity.