The ‘Yellow Line Campaign’ which is an initiative towards a tobacco-free campus was launched at the University of Lucknow on 16 February. The event included a poster-making competition, a facilitation ceremony, and a walk that involved enthusiastic students and organisers. The event was organised by Uttar Pradesh Voluntary Health Association, Master of Public Health (Community Medicine), Department of Social Work, University of Lucknow, and National Service Scheme.
The aim of the event was to further the important goal of freeing educational institutions from the clutches of tobacco addiction. The event was graced with the presence of the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lucknow and the State Advisor of the National Tobacco Control Programme. During the event, the guests and students set free some balloons carrying the message ‘No Tobacco’. The event symbolised the dedication and enthusiasm which is required for fighting the hold of tobacco on educational institutes.
The spirit of the day was aptly captured in the theme for the poster competition “Tobacco Addiction, Plight of Precious Life.” No Tobacco march was conducted in the University campus by the students and teachers to raise awareness about the implications of smoking on an individual’s health.