Dr Vijayanand Reddy with support from the Regional Cancer Centre of Hyderabad organized a VoTV event on 22nd August 2012 in Hyderabad.
Dr Kishore Mongaluru from the World Health Organization, Mr. Pravin Prakash, FDA Commissioner attended the event.
VoTV members (cancer patients) and their families shared their agony about how gutka and pan masala usage addiction had caused oral cancer and great suffering for the entire family. FDA assured support to the VOTV patrons for the gutka ban.
On “World No Tobacco Day” (31st May 2012), a run for “Voice of Tobacco victims” was organized by VoTV – Voice of Tobacco Victims & Health Fitness Trust. The run was flagged off by Minister of Health & Family Welfare Gulam Nabi Azad, Special Secretary Keshav Desiraju; Jt. Secretary Shakuntla Gamlin and other dignitaries from the Ministry of Health.
Nearly 200 participants from NCC, Scouts, Vocational Institutes, Ghaziabad Runners Club, St John Ambulance Delhi brigade, Team of DHS Mobile Van and few Artist children from Noida and Nangloi participated for the campaign RUN. More than 200 Participants joined the Run campaign in theme T-shirt with Flags & Placards.