World Health Organization (WHO) has selected the Rajasthan government’s Medical & Health Department for its award this year About Award

  • This award has been provided in recognition of its achievements in the field of tobacco control.
  • The department’s Additional Chief Secretary will receive this award on World No Tobacco Day in New Delhi.
  • It is the only department which will be awarded for its tobacco-free initiatives.
  • WHO (World Health Organization) has selected five organisations from the South-East Asian region.
  • Three other organisations in the South-East Asian region have been selected from Thailand and Indonesia.
Government efforts
  • The state government took many initiatives against tobacco this year, including
  • campaigns against tobacco consumption at places such as schools, colleges, police stations and government offices.
  • At the events held in 1.56 lakh government institutions  this year, 1.13 crore people took a pledge against tobacco consumption, As part of the tobacco-free initiatives
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