The program started with Saraswati Vandana, followed by the Lightening of Lamp by the Honorable Shri. A. K. Misra, Minister Medical and Health UP who was the Chief Guest. Prof. Arun Chaturvedi, Dept. of Surgical Oncology CSMMU welcomed the Chief Guest and other dignitaries. Mr. Piyush Gupta PEO Cancer Aid Society highlighted the Genesis and relevant Tobacco Regulation Act 2003. Delivering the Key Note address Prof. AK Mahapatra Director SGPGIMS highlighted on the Tobacco Menace and strong will and concerted effort to fight it out. Delivering the Presidential Address Prof. SC Gopal, Vice Chancellor, CSMMU emphasized on the need for implementing the Tobacco Legislation in the State.
Honorable Chief Guest felicitated Padamshree Prof. MC Pant, HOD Radiotherapy and Vidya Ratan Prof. ID Sharma, HOD Surgical Oncology of CSMMU for their outstanding work towards the community.
Technical sessions were conducted by Dr. Arun Chaturvedi, Dr. N. B. Singh and Mr. OP Berry. High profile Speakers Dr. A. K. Shukla CMO Lucknow, Dr. Nityanand – Retd. Director CDRI, Dr. P. K. Seth – CEO Biotech Park & Former Director ITRC, Mr. Jagdish Gandhi – Founder Manager City Montessori Schools, Dr. Anil Agarwal and Dr. Shushma Agarwal from SGPGIMS, Dr. Yogeshwar Shukla, Deputy Director ITRC expressed their views. Consumer Organisations Avadh Upbhokta Sanrakshan Samiti, Consumer Guild etc. expressed their solidarity.
Dr. D. P. Gupta President Cancer Aid Society gave Vote of thanks and initiated a rally From Administrative Block to Main Gate was taken out Declaring the launch of the National Campaign on Tobacco Free Youth organized by Avadh Upbhokta Sanrakshan Samiti, Consumer Guild etc. and the Social workers of Cancer Aid Society.