AID Tobacco Control Project

Sensitizing Workshop with the authorities and owners of  Public Places and  transports  of Kalia Upazila, Narail

AID Tobacco Control project PROTECT and its working partner Alor Disha jointly organized a sensitizing workshop with the public places ( PP) and public transports authorities(PT) of Kaila Upozilla in Narail District on 20 April, 2014 at the Upozila Samaj Seba Office .

Dr. Abul Hasan, UHFPO was the Chief Guest and Mr. Asit Kumar Saha, USSO presided over the inaugural session of the workshop. Mr. Abu Habibulla, PO of the PROTECT project facilitated the workshop.  Ms. Shanara Parveen, ED, Alor Disha also discussed about the bad effect of tobacco use and sought cooperation from the participated authorities and owners of  Public Places and  transports   for effective enforcement of Tobacco Control Law. The main focus of the workshop was to sensitize the owners and authorities of public places and transports towards effective enforcement of Tobacco Control Law

Half-yearly meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of Mirpur Upozila

Half-yearly meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of Mirpur Upozila in Kushtia

Half-yearly coordination meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of Mirpur Upazila of Kushtia district was organized jointly by AID. Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT and its working partner Alo Sechasebi, Polli Unnoyon Sangstha of Mirpur on 08 April, 2014 at the Upazila, Conference room.  The meeting was presided over by Mr. Kamrul Arefin, Chairman  of the Mirpur Upozila in Kushtia district and attended by the Upozila Vice chairman, Chairmen from Poradah, Bahulbaria, Chatian,Kursha, Chitholia, Dhubail, Ambaria, Talbaria, Malihad, Baruipara,Amla. The UYDO, Upozila Samaj Seba Officer,  Press club representatives, PO, AID, Executive Director, Alo Sechasebi Polli Unnoyon Sangstha were present. All the Chairmen promised to keep their respective Union Parishad buildings smoke free and the Upozila Chairman urged all chairmen to keep Public places under respective union smoke free.

Half-yearly meeting with Union Parishad Chairmen at Ashashuuni Upazila

A half yearly coordination meeting with the Union Parishad Chairmen of the Ashashuuni Upazila under Satkhira district was organized jointly by AID Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT and its working partner Moumachi Songstha    on 19 March, 2014 at the office of the Upazila Women Affairs Officer, Ashashuni. Mr. Sushanto Kumar Mallick, Executive Director of Moumachi  Songstha    presided over the meeting where Mrs. Fatema Zohara was the guest speaker. In order to effective enforcement of the Tobacco Control law a decision was taken in the meeting that all the Chairmen of the Upazila will take necessary initiative to make the public place and transports smoke free under their areas and similarly message of amended tobacco control law along with dreadful effect of smoking and tobacco use will be disseminated among the grass rot level people through VGD training program and different public gathering meeting. Mrs. Ambia Begum Champa, P.O of the project facilitated the meeting

Coordination Meeting with Magura Municipality

AID- Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT arranged a Coordination Meeting with Magura Municipality authorities in Magura district on 20 March,2014 at the Municipality conference room. Mayor Mr. Iqbal Aktar Khan presided over the meeting. The councilors of the municipality, Ms. Undia Kulsum, Ms. Monira Begum, Md. Abul Hasnat, Municipality Secretary, Mohammad Ali and Ms. Laila  Kaniz Banu, ED, RDC along with others  were presenting the meeting. During the meeting the honorable Mayor instantly declared the Municipality Office campus as smoke free and a decision was taken that an official notice in this regard will be served immediately. Md. Habibullah, PO AID faciliotated meeting.


Coordination Meeting with Mirpur Municipality in Kushtia district

AID- Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT and its working partner ALO Songstha jointly arranged a Coordination Meeting with Mirpur Municipality authorities under Kushtia district  on 20 March,2014 at the Municipality conference room. Mayor Mr. Hazi Enamul Haque presided over the meeting. The councilors of the municipality,  Md. Zahid Hossain, Ms. Shifali Khatun, Ms. Shahiuda Khatun, Md. Sukur Ali. Md Waliuddin, and Md. Ruhul Mondol, Municipality Secretary and  Md. Anowar Hossain and Firoz Ahmed, ED of  ALO Songstha took part in the discussion.  During the meeting the honorable Mayor said that the Municipality Office campus will be declared as smoke free very soon. A decision was also taken that an official notice will be served to the Public Place and Public transport authorities to install ‘no smoking sign’ at their respective sectors with their own initiative. MM Mizan Parvez, PO, AID facilitated the meeting.

Coordination Meeting with Chuadanga Municipality in Chuadnga District

Coordination Meeting with Chuadanga Municipality in Chuadnga District

AID- Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT arranged a Coordination Meeting with Chuadanga Municipality authorities held on 19 March, 2014 at the Municipality conference room. Panel Mayor Md. Saiful Arif Biswas presided over the meeting. The councillors of the municipality,Md. Golam Mostafa, Md. Zahangeer Alam, Md. Shariful Islam, Md. Ramzan Ali, Ms. Sultna Ara Ratna, Ms. Zahanara Begum, Md. Shahidul Kador Joardar, Md. Abdul Hasem, Md. Elias Hossain , ED. PASS and Mr. Tonmoy Kundu, APC, AID were present. In this coordination meeting-

1. All the members of the municipality agreed to draft a guideline to implement Tobacco Control Law in their jurisdiction,

2. Privilege will be given to a non- smoker citizen at their office,

3. Avoid using of smoking or tobacco during any election campaign,

4. Advocating to the government authority in the district for mobile court operation in the Public Place and Public Transport under the municipal area.

Sensitizing workshop at Mongla Sub-district, Bagerhat:

Sensitizing workshop at Mongla Sub-district, Bagerhat

A sensitizing workshop with the authorities of public place and public transport of Mongla Sub-district (Upazila) held on 18 March, 2014 jointly arranged by AID-Tobacco Control Project PROTECT and its working partner Barasha Bangladesh Academy, Mongla. The workshop was presided over by Mr. Kazi Saiful Islam, a prominent Leader of Mongla Transport Labour Union where Md. Al- Amin Shaikh, Superintendent of Hazi Afsaruddin Dakhil Madrasha was the chief guest. Mrs. Kanrunnahar Hai, Upazila Vice-Chairman and President of Barasha Bangladesh Academy, Mr. Motaleb, President of Mongla Market Committee and Journalist Mr. Emran Hossain were present as guest speakers. The participants and the guest speakers assured that they will play their effective roles to keep the public places and transports smoke free. Mr. Shaikh Masud Rayhan, Program Officer of  AID- PROTECT facilitated the workshop.

Sensitizing workshop at Swarankhola Upazila, Bagerhat district:

Sensitizing workshop at Swarankhola Upazila, Bagerhat district

A sensitizing workshop with the authorities of public places and public transports of Swarankhola Upazila held on 06 March, 3 pm, 2014 jointly arranged by AID-Tobacco Control Project PROTECT and its working partner Agradut Foundation at Agradut Foundation Training room in Swarankhola upozila of Bagerhat district. The workshop was inaugurated by Md. Abus Sattar, Ex Principal, Bagerhat Govt. College. Md. Ayub Ali presided over the workshop, where representatives of owners from different status of public places and public transports were present there. Among them were Mr. Mizanur Rhaman, Md. Rafiquzzaman, Ms. Mamotaj Begum, Md. Asaduzzaman, Masud Raihan, and Md. Shahidul Islam. Mr. Nurunnabi of Agradut facilitated the session.

Md. Abus Sattar informed the workshop attendants that his non smoking organization in the town will start campaigning to cooperate AID-PROTECT anti smoking campaign through stickers and leaflets distribution

Half Yearly Coordination Meeting with Union Parishad Chairmen at Sreepur, Magura

Half yearly coordination meeting with Union Parishad Chairmen on
Tobacco Control Law implementation held at Upozila Conference Room of
Sreepur Upozila in Magura district on 13 March, 2014. The meeting was presided over by Miah Mahmudul Gani, Chairman, Upozila Parishd, Sreepur. Moynul Hasan, UNO Sreepur, Motasim Billah, Vice Chairman, Sreepur Upozila Parishad, Md Moshiur Rahman, Md. Sirajul Islam, Kazi Mohidul Alam, Md. Sajahan Miah, Md. Abdul Halim Mollah and Md. Golam Siddique,  Chairmen from  Sreepur, Sabdalpur, Dariapur, Nakoil, Goeshpur and Ambolshah unions under Sreepur upozila were present at the meeting. Decision: l. All respective union parishad complex will be kept smoke free place. 2. Md. Moshiur Rahman, Chairman, Sreepur will be honoured by Upozila Task Force Committee for given up smoking motivated by Tobacco Control Project-PROTECT, AID.

Task Force Meeting at Chitalmari, Bagerhat

The Chitalmari Task Force Committee arranged meeting at UNO Office Room on 13 March, 2014. Md. Didarul Alam, UNO, Chitalmari Upozila Parishad in Bagerhat district presided over the meeting. Dr. MA Sakur, UHFPO, Md. Abu Talha, UAO, Ms. Rabeya Sultana, UWAO, Rafiqul Islam, UEO, Sk. Md. Masud Raihan, PO, AID took part in the discussion. Decision: 1.Task Force members to be included during Mobile Court Operation in the area.  2. Sign, Stickers and leaflets to be supplied sufficiently for distribution, 3. Preparation for up coming World No Tobacco Day observation.

Anti-tobacco Taskforce meeting  Ashashuni Upazila under Satkhira Upazila
Anti-tobacco Quarterly Taskforce meeting of Ashashuni Upazila under Satkhira district was arranged by AID at the office of the UNO office on 10 March, 2014 at 11:00 AM in  cooperation with Moumachi. Ms. Mamotaz Begum, UNO of the Upazila was in theChair. Dr. Provas Chandra Sarkar, Upozila Health and famili Planning Officer, Md. Nural Islam,AO, Sk. Mohosin Ali, Social welfare  officer, M Muzibar rahman, Press club, Mr. Sushanta Mollik, director , Moumachi and Ms. Ambia Begum Champa, PO, AID were present there. In the meeting two major decision were taken. 1. Task Force meeting to be  held regularly 2. New members to be included in the committee.

Sensitizing workshop at Asasuni Upazila, Satkhira
A sensitizing workshop with the representatives of public places and public transports of Ashasuni upozila under Satkhira district held in afternoon on 10 March, 2014 at Moumachi Office room. The workshop was presided over by Mr. Manik Chandra Bachar presided over the meeting and Mr. Shahidul Islam, Chairman, 1 Shovonali union was the chief guest. Other attendants were Mr. KamalUddin, Binoy Krisna Roy, Nirapod Sarkar, Abdus Salam, AID, APO, Asaduzzaman and PO Ambia Khatun Champa. All the attendants and representative vowed in the meeting to keep the public places and Public transport free from smoking in the upozila.

Coordination Meeting with Avoynagar Municipality in Avoynagar, Jessore district
Coordination Meeting with the Members of Avoynagar Municipality in Jessore district held on 11 March, 2014, The quarterly  Coordination Meeting with the members of Avoynagar Municipality held  at the conference room of Municipality. Md. Rabiul Hossain, the Mayor presided over the meeting. The councilor, Md. Faruk Hossain, Md. Muzibar Rahman,  Abdul hamid Mollah, Me. Momotaj Begum, Shirina Begum, Md. Motahar Hossain Mamun, PO, AID and Ms. Safia Khatun, The Mayor of the municipality promised to draft a guideline on tobacco control
under the municipal jurisdiction and giving warning message at every
renewal of licenses on anti tobacco campaign.

Khulna City Corporation Mayor addressed at By-cycle procession on
Tobacco Control Law implementation.

KCC Mayor inaugurated a colorful by-cycle procession on Tobacco Control Law Implementation organized by SUBAS in collaboration with AID, PROTECT. Mayor, Mr. Moniruzzaman Moni urged the government to take effective measures for rigorous implementation of Tobacco control law. About hundred of cycle riders particularly the members of SUBAS from Government BL College and Government  Azam Khan Commerce college  took part in the procession. The rally Mr. Tapan Kumare Ghose, Shamim Osman, Masum Billah, Sha Arafat Razib and Tomoy Kundu were present at the inaugurated session.

Mobile Court fined Taka 30,000/ for hoarding tobacco advertisement,
ablaze tobacco advertisements at approx cost of Taka 80,00,00/ in the
City Corporation, Khulna,

A Mobile Court operation under the jurisdiction of Md. Moshiur Rahman, Executive Magistrate found  at Akiz Corporation Limited depo a huge quantity tobacco related advertising materials.  At 11 mornings, according to ban on any tobacco advertisements from the government the mobile court penalized the company. Later different kinds of tobacco advertisement materials leaflets were set ablated.

District Task Force Committee Meeting at Meherpur

The scheduled quarterly anti-tobacco Taskforce committee meeting of
Meherpur district held yesterday morning on 26 February, 2014 at the
DC conference room.  Mr.  Mahmud Hossain, DC and the president of
District Task Force Committee presided over the meeting. Among others
Dr. Mohammad Abdus Shahid, C.S and the member secretary of the Task
force. Committee, Mr. SM Rahat Hasnat, District Information Officer,
Ms. Kazi Rowshan Nahar, Senior Health Education Officer, Md. Rafiqul
Alam, Press club representative and Touhid-Ud-Reza, PO of AID- Tobacco
Control Project attended the meeting.  The participants discussed
about the different techniques of the tobacco companies that were
applying for marketing their products. Decision was taken to meet the
unscrupulous techniques of the tobacco companies through strengthening
the mobile court operation.

Sensitizing Workshop with the Public places and transports at
Chitolmari Upazila, Bagerhat.

AID-Tobacco Control Project, PROTECT along with its working partner
organization Agrajatra jointly organized a Sensitizing Workshop with
the owners of Public places and transports at Chitolmari Upazila,
Bagerhat, yesterday on 26 February,2014. . The workshop was
inaugurated by Ms. Ambia Khtun , Chairman Agrajatra Mahila Samity
where. Mr. Mukul  Krishno Mondol, Chairman, Char Biniary Union
Parishad, SM Sagar, general Secretary of Press Club, Jhimi Mondol, E.D
of Supti Mahila Samity  Mr. Biswa nath Roy, President of Bus Transport
labour Association,Chotolmari,  and Lata Rani Mondol, Astt. Teacher of
S.M. Secondary High School were present as guest speakers.  Mr.
Asaduzzaman, APC of AID, facilitated the workshop.

A quarterly meeting of anti-tobacco student volunteer organization
SUBASH of Narail Government Victoria College, held yesterday day on 26
February, 2014. Professor Sk. Anowar Hossain, the principal of the
college addressed at the meeting as the chief guest.  Mr. Moniruzzaman
Rose, the president of SUBASH group of the college presided over the
meeting. Among others who took part in the meeting were Mr. Barun
Kumar Biswas, Vice Principal and professor Md. Shafikur Sikdar of the
college. A decision was taken to organize a campaign program in the
month of June or July for declaring the college campus smoke free.

SUBASH Group of P.C. College, Bagerhat, an anti-tobacco volunteer
student organization organized by AID- Tobacco Control project and its
working partner Karapara Nari kalian Songstha (KNKS), observed the
Martyrs’ Day and International Language Day on 21 and paid tribute to
the martyrs’ of language movement walking bare-footed, singing Ekusher
gan and placing wreath and flowers at Central Shaheed Minar, Bagerhat.
The rally was headed by Mr.Sukanttha Kumar Mondal , Principal of P.C.
College where Mr.  Moni Mohan Maondal Associate Professor, Mrs.Anita
Roy, E.D of KNKS, Mr. Arindam Debnath, Director of Mither Association,
Rampal,  Shaikh Masud Raihan P.O. of AID and Mr. Uzzal Kr. Biswas
President of SUBASH group along with other members of SUBASH
participated in the rally.

NGO Coordination Meeting in Chuadanga district

The half yearly (Six month) NGOs Coordination Meeting was held at PUS Auditorium Hall toady. Presiding over by Mr. Elias Hossain ED, PUS, Ms. Jahanara Begum, Councilor, Chuadanga Municipality addressed the meeting as the chief guest. Among others who discussed in the meeting were Saidur rahman, Mr. Mokbul Hossain, Mofizur Rahman, Mr. Hafizur Rahman, Obaidul, Touhid Uddola, PO, AID and Md. Taqurul Islam, PO, AID.

Decision:

1.The coordination meeting to be arranged regularly in cooperation with  UNO, sadar upozila, Chuadanga

2. Mobile Court to be conducted accordingly

3. All major places under the municipality area to be declared smoke-free Jone

Photo Gallery

Publication

Resources

title

Smoke Free Khulna Division through Effective Enforcement of Tobacco Control Law

Baseline Survey Report

Project Team

News paper cutting

Useful Link


Goal

Effective implementation of tobacco control law specially provision of making public places and transport smoke free to make Khulna Division smoke free according to the law.