Jamshedpur, May 31: Marwari Yuva Manch, steel city branch, organized an awareness drive against tobacco consumption.
The event started the day with sankalp, a pledge signing awareness, at the Mango bus stand at around 8 a.m.
People were made to sign a pledge form stating that tobacco consumption is bad for health. About 215 people signed the pledge form. The members of the Marwari Yuva Manch also took part in a bike rally from the Mango bus stand.
They visited Mango, Sakchi and Bistupur areas with awareness placards and slogans against tobacco consumption and its health risks. Past president of the organization, Arun Agarwal flagged off an awareness rally on the social cause of making people aware against tobacco.
A van decorated with informative material was flagged off and it will roam around in the city for the next one week.
Mohit Moonka, a member of Marwari Yuva Manch, said that consumption of tobacco leads to cancer and in various forms. The idea is to spread this awareness every year to at least reach out to people and tell them to leave such habits.
Manish Bansal, a member of the manch said, according to a survey, more than 80% cancer cases in India are related to cancer.
Those present at the event included Arun Agarwal, Arun Gupta, Mukesh Gupta, Amit Harlalka, Mukesh Agarwal, Pankaj Moonka, Tara Kishore, Ajay Chetani, Amrit, Shah, Mohit Shah, Mohit Agarwal, Dr. Vishal Lodha and others.