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NGOs submit memos to Ward Councillors

Demand to prohibit sale of tobacco products within schools, colleges areas

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Chattogram Bureau :
BITA, CAB and ELLMA  jointly  have started awareness activities in the port city to save the adolescents from the curse of tobacco .
These non-govt organisations are working to create public awareness against the abuse of tobacco through cultural activities.  Expressing gratitude to the anti-tobacco  programmes of these NGOs , City Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin   very recently  issued a  public circular prohibiting selling, advertisement and publicity of tobacco in any ways within the 100 yards areas of any educational institutions.
With this continuity of the CCC circular,   BITA CAB and ELLMA have started submitting memorandums to the city  ward councillors  from December 24 last.
With this continuity, memorandums to this effect submitted to  the ward councillor of  Ward No.15  and Ward No.24  on February 25 last Ward councillor of  ward 15 Giasuddin and Ward 24 Nazmul Hoque received these memorandums.
Accordingly, such memorandums  will  be submitted to the  councillors of 41 city wards   after awarding  the public representatives, ward  based CAB committee and BITA youths.  To free the country from the curse of tobacco by 2040 as declared  by the government  and the commitments of the city mayor, vigorous campaign against tobacco is essential.
The councillors said they  will  also launch such anti-tobacco campaign with the cooperation of the dwellers of Ward No. 15 and 24 if they elected again in city corporation polls.   In the meantime, memorandums have been submitted to councillors of 8 No.Sulakbahar Ward, 6 No East Solasahar Ward and 3 No. Panchalaish ward,29 No Madarbari, 35 No Boxhirhat , 22 No Enayet Bazar, 7 No Solasahar, 12 No Saraipara and 14 No. Enayetbazar ward.
The coucilors of the  respective wards vowed to the programs of these NGOs . The ward councillors also committed to launch anti-tobacco programs within the  jurisdictions  of 100 yards  of the educational institutions .  Mentionable that according to survey of BiTA , CAB & ELLMA , there are  885 educational institutions in the city  where  the numbers of tobacco selling outlets are 5,536 in these areas.   
Prisoner dies at Chattogram jail: A convicted prisoner of a murder case died at Chattogram Central jail recently.
The deceased was identified as Harunur Rashid, 58, son of Golam Hossain of Raozan upazila.
Deputy Jailer of Chattogram Central Jail, Mohamamd Jamal Hossain said Harun was sent to Chattogram Medical College and Hospital after he fell unconscious and he died there around 8:30 pm.Harun, suffering from cardiac problems, was awarded 10 years' imprisonment in a murder case on November 6, 2019.

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