YPSA has organized an advocacy meeting with Bandarban Municipality for motivating them to allocate budget for implementation of Smoke Free Guideline in their annual budget for the fiscal year of 2014-2015. The meeting was held on 11 June 2014 at the conference room of Bandarban Municipality. Mr. Javed Reza, Mayor of Bandarban Municipality was present as chief guest while Mr. Osman Gani, President, Bandarban Press Club presided the meeting. Mr. Towhidul Islam, Secretary of Bandarban Municipality was present as the special guest.
Nasim Banu, Team leader of Smoke Free Project, YPSA has shared smoke free guideline and possible areas of budget allocation for smoke free initiatives, through a power point presentation in the meeting.
The Mayor has declared that Bandarban Municipality would allocate some budget for implementing the smoke free guideline and Tobacco Control law. Councilors, Coalition members, representatives from civil society, journalist were participated in the meeting. Mr. Omar Shahed, associate Program Officer of Smoke Free Project of YPSA has facilitated the meeting.