World No Tobacco Day observed in Habiganj
HABIGANJ, May 31, 2023 (BSS) - World No Tobacco Day-2023 was observed in the district in a befitting manner highlighting the health and other risks associated with tobacco consumption and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
This year's theme of the day is "Grow Food, Not Tobacco".
The aim of this theme is to raise awareness about alternative crop production and marketing opportunities for tobacco farmers and encourage them to grow sustainable, nutritious crops.
On the occasion, a rally was brought out from the deputy commissioner's office which paraded the important streets this morning.
The district administration also arranged a discussion at the conference room of the deputy commissioner office this morning while Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) of Sylhet division Devjit Sinha addressed the function as the chief guest with deputy commissioner (DC) Deputy Commissioner Ishrat Jahan in the chair.
Zila Parishad Chief Executive Officer Nurul Islam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (General) Mintu Chowdhury, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) Rafiqul Alam, Additional Deputy Commissioner (Education and ICT) Sadikur Rahman, Additional District Magistrate Priyanka Pal, Deputy Civil Surgeon Dr. Mukhleshur Rahman Ujjal, among others, spoke on the occasion.
The speakers emphasized on creating awareness to prevent tobacco consumption and executing the laws and regulations properly to save the young generation.