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World Environment Day’ 14 observed

Rally on World Environment Day 2014 at Mirsarai

Baraiyadala National Park Committee organized rally and discussion meeting with the support of YPSA, Department of Forest (Chittagong North) and Upazila Administration at Mirsharai to mark the World Environment Day on 5 June, 2014.  The rally was inaugurated by Assistant Commissioner (Land) Mr. Fazle Elahi Oli. Upazila Chairman Mr. Nurul Amin was present as chief guest in the meeting held at Mirsharai TDC Hall. YPSA with the support of Arannayk Foundation donated 350,000 Taka between two forest dependent federations.

Mobile court operated different public places in Chittagong

Magistrate find a person for violating the tobacco control law

On 31 May, a mobile court visited different public  places of Chittagong city on World No Tobacco Day as enforcement of tobacco control law. At first the mobile court visited five super malls in Chittagong city including Wall Mart, Khulshi Mart, Mina Bazar, Carefour Super Mall and Agora. Read more..

World No Tobacco Day’14 observed: Tobacco tax raise demanded

Inaugural ceremony

YPSA observed World No Tobacco Day’14 on 31 May in 11 districts of Chittagong Division jointly with District Civil Surgeon Offices demanding increases in taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products in the national budget for fiscal 2014-2015. The aim of the program was to protect present and future generations from the harms of tobacco use and raise voice for increasing taxes on tobacco products to discourage tobacco consumption in the country. Colorful rally and discussion meeting were arranged in all 11 districts to mark the day. Read more..

Mobile court fined 15 people for smoking at public places and public transport

Magistrate fined a person at the rail station

A mobile court was conducted in different places in Chittagong city and fined 15 people for smoking at public places and public transport as well as 370 packets cigarette were seized from different shops and destroyed which were not either BSTI approved or lacking harmful massage of tobacco use.  On the World No Tobacco Day 2014, the executive magistrate of Deputy Commissioner (DC) office of Chittagong and Civil Surgeon office conducted this mobile court which was an accomplishment of YPSA’s successful advocacy of tobacco free campaign.
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Human chain and discussion for preventing child marriage and dowry system held at Sitakund

Human chain

Child Marriage and Dowry System is a common social problem in Bangladesh also in Sitakunda Upazilla, especially at fisherman villages. UNICEF report said 66 percent of girls get married before the age of 18.  Early marriage can cause severe problems like; Psychological and emotional stress, health problems, Mental and emotional stress etc. Also the problem of dowry has become a serious social evil among the upper castes and middle classes both in towns and villages. Read more..

All Restaurants of Chittagong district will be smoke free within 31st May- District Commissioner

Workshop

‘All Restaurants of Chittagong district will be 100% smoke free within 31st May 2014’ said Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Chittagong Md. Mesbah Uddin while he was present as chief guest in a workshop titled “Workshop on implementation of smoke free guideline” held at Chittagong Zila Parishad jointly arranged by Bangladesh Restaurant Owners Association (BROA), Dhaka Ahsania Mission and YPSA Read more..

District Commissioner will issue letter for smoke free restaurants in Cox’s Bazar

Signage distribution in the workshop

Bangladesh Restaurant Owners Association (BROA), Dhaka Ahsania Mission and YPSA jointly arranged “Workshop on implementation of smoke free guideline at restaurants in Cox’s Bazar on 19 May 2014. District Commissioner (DC) of Cox’sBazar District said that a letter would be issued soon to the all restaurants for keeping their restaurants smoke free” while he was present as chief guest in the workshop. Read more..

EID greeting card

Shcoolgirl are forming human chain

A human chain was formed in protest of eve-teasing at the Bariayadhala Union of Sitakund organized by YPSA Leadership Development Program.

Winners and guests

Progga Tobacco Control Journalist Awards, 2014 on World No Tobacco Day. Read more…

Meeting

Divisional meeting with the members of Anti Tobacco Alliance (ATMA) and journalists from different print and electronic media was held. Read more...

30 Years in development partnership of YPSA: 20 May 2014" written on a cake

Celebration of 30th Founding day of YPSA. Read more… 

visitor in a listeners club of Radio Sagor Giri

Assistant  Manager of Palli Karma Sahayok Foundation (PKSF) Md. Mainiruzzaman visited YPSA led community radio “Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2” at Sitakund on 22 May.

Discussion meeting

YPSA and Community Radio Sagor Giri FM 99.2 observed World Press Freedom Day 2014.

view exchanging meeting titled “Adolescent reproductive health rights and challenges: Role of local leaders and media”

Introducing reproductive and sexual health education in schools is necessary. Read more…

Workshop participants

Workshop on “Recent Trends in Development and Bangladesh Perspectives” held. NIAZ AHMED KHAN, Ph.D.(Wales), Professor and Chairman, Department of Development Studies, University of Dhaka conducted the workshop. Read more…

Contract singing between Mr.Farid Uddin Ahmed , Executive Director of Arannayk Foundation (AF) and Mr.Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA

Contract Signed for “Climate Resilient Participatory Afforestation and Reforestation Project ( CRPARP)”. Read more…

Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee receiving award from honorable speaker of the national parliament Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury and Dan W Mozena, The Ambassador of USA in Bangladesh

Service Innovation Fund arranged by Access to Information (A2I) Program under Prime Minister’s Office awarded to YPSA for ‘production of multimedia digital talking book’. Read more..

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Substantive Session of July 2013 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to YPSA. Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies.

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