Bhavishya Yaan Students celebrate Ganpati with the Cancer Aid Committee

 In Bhavishya Yaan, Cancer Aid

Bhavishya Yaan students of the Byculla East Municipal School celebrated Ganpati festival with a message for society reaching 100 people through a performance and around 2000 through leaflet distribution, posters and banners.

Ganpati Festival is among the most auspicious festivals celebrated in Maharashtra during the month of September. For Mumbai, this ten day festival is an absolute extravaganza of devotion fused with full-throttle fun and camaraderie. Keeping this in mind the Cancer Aid Committee of Rotary Club of Bombay decided to make use of this platform to reach out to the masses with anti-tobacco messages, along with their wellknown NGO partner Salaam Bombay.

In this activity the students of 8th & 9th standard went to various Ganpati Mandals and performed anti tobacco songs and tobacco control dramatics. Posters were displayed along with speeches delivered by our students. The bonus was that through this activity the students were given an opportunity to develop leadership and life skills.

On 31st August the students visited the Dadarcha Raja Vithalwadi Mandal and created awareness about the ill effects of tobacco with a Stall & Poster activity. They also created awareness about the Chalta Bolta Tambkula Kara Dishoom show which was to happen on 1st September. This show is an innovative activity to disseminate information. Due to this awareness a lot of devotees came in and participated in the event

On 1st September the students performed an anti-tobacco song for the devotees, through which they reached out to the masses in huge numbers. The devotees appreciated the children’s performances and initiative and felt that the topic of tobacco is a serious issue which needs to be looked upon.

• Create awareness among the devotees about ill effects of tobacco & COTPA 2003 law

• To provide school students a platform to showcase their inner skill and take active participation for tobacco control

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