On request from Trivandrum Rural Police, VoTV participated in the training of School Police Cadets in which 360 persons including police officials, students police cadets were present.
VoTV videos were shown in the event to sensitize the participants on the ill effects of tobacco.
VoTV Kerala chapter organized a Panel Discussion in Victers Channel of the Department of Education, Government of Kerala on occasion of World Health Day. The recording was held on 2 April 2014 at Victers Channel Studio. Dr. Balagopal, RCC, Dr. Abhilash, SCTIMST and Mr. Sukumaran, Member, VoTV from Trivandrum participated in the discussion. Dr. Mini of Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Trivandrum moderated the discussion.
Victers Channel Broadcasted this Panel discussion in three episodes on 7th April World Health Day.
VoTV celebrated “TambakuDahan” on 14th March, 2014 at Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Vaishali and Begusarai districts of Bihar. The movement was backed by Cancer Awareness Society, Indian Medical Association, Rotary Club & IDA. VoTV patrons Dr. V P Singh & Dr. Sobhana Chandra led the initiative.
Doctors, patients and local public participated in the movement. Dr .Pradeep Kumar VoTV patient, said, “This is a team work and efforts for creating greater impact on society with full passion, to eradicate fatal disease like cancer from innocent kids and other people of the society”. Dr. Rajesh Kumar, Dr. Sunil Kr. Sinha & Dr. Sanjay Pankaj talked about cancer. The Movement was very effective and successful.
A Panel discussion, reviewing the implementation of pan masala /gutka in Kerala was conducted on 21st March in the All India Radio, Trivandrum.
Food Safety Commissioner Shri K Anil Kumar, Medical Superintendent, RCC and VoTV Patron Shri K Ramadas and VoTV member Shri Rabi were the speakers.
The session, moderated by well-known journalist Shri Manoj Puthiyavila lasted over 40 minutes on the topics related to Health, legal and social aspects of pan masala /gutka.
VoTV was invited for a State Level Workshop on Non-communicable disease by Health Department. Participation included Police officials, Doctors, Health Inspectors and representatives of civil societies at Regional Telecom Training Centre, Kaimanam, Trivandrum, Kerala.
VoTV video was shown to sensitize the participants.
VoTV Patron, Dr. Rajesh Kantharia presented on Tobacco hazards and sensitized20 units at GIDC (Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation) in Waghodia, Gujarat on 14th Feb 2014. During the event, Anti Tobacco Campaign conducted a play on tobacco awareness, performed by the staff of the GIDC unit. All the units pledged to go tobacco free with immediate effect.
VoTV Patron, Dr. Ashok Das conducted VoTV in sensitization program for SP, ASP and SHOs of Nagaon district.
Two VoTV patients participated in the event. They appealed to the police officers to strictly enforce the anti-tobacco laws to save the society from the tobacco menace.
On 8th Feb in Vidisha, Bhopal, VoTV Patron Dr. Niraj Shakti Nigam presented on Oral Cancer, ill effects of Gutkha/Pan masala and de addiction strategies in a seminar organised by Police Suptd. Shri. DharmendraChowdhari I.P.S for the volunteers of Gram Rakshak& Nagar Surakcha Samiti (Home guards).
About 800 young volunteers had attended the Seminar. All the Para Police personnel took pledge, to keep away with the Tobacco Products and to spread this message amongst the youngsters of their Mohallas.
Doctors geared up in Rajasthan to prevent children in Rajasthan from tobacco. VoTV State chapter in Rajasthan launched on 4th August 2013 with a team of around 10 doctors.