On 31st May, 2021 YPSA has observed World No Tobacco Day’2021 with the motivation to support this year’s theme “Commit to Quit”. The event has moderated by Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA and facilitated by Mr. Gazi Md. Mainuddin, Program Manager & Head- HRM&D and Admin Department.
Besides this event YPSA has also celebrated birthday of Md. Arifur Rahman, Chief Executive of YPSA. During the event Mr. Mohammad Shahjahan, Deputy Director & Head-YPSA KM4D and Roksana Begum, Assistant Director (Finance and Risk Management) gave special speech. They both convey their gratitude for the contribution of Mr. Arifur Rahman as a CE of YPSA and wish prosperous life ahead with YPSA family. At the end Md. Manzur Murshed Chowdhury, Director (Economic Development) perform group prayer for his good health.
Other respectable team members of YPSA attends the event. They are, Mr. Palash Kumar Chowdhury, Deputy (Finance) of YPSA, Mr. Vashkar Bhattacharjee, Program Manager & Head- YPSA ICT & Resource Center on Disabilities, Mr. Muhammad Ali Shahin, Program Manager & Focal Person- Advocacy, Mr. Md. Addus Sabur, Program Manager & Focal Person- Youth, Ms. Shyamashree Das, Program Manager-Secretariat of Chief Executive, and Mr. Mohammad Omar Shahed, Program Officer-Networking & Strategic linkage Unit – NSU.
An open discussion has taken place during the event on the effect of tobacco consumes and how we should discourage the companies by supporting this year’s theme Commit to Quit. During the discussion, Md. Arifur Rahman has emphasized on the demerits of second hand smoke. He asserts that “most of us are not careful about second hand smoking which spreads 400 new lethal chemicals for non-smokers who live with direct smokers. We believe this year’s theme Commit to Quit is very relatable; only tobacco consumer’s goodwill can stop this harmful chain and save non–smokers from the bad effect of second hand smoking.”