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India's Khandwa Diocesan Social Service conducts tobacco-related awareness campaigns

A diocesan social service center in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh organized a series of awareness programs marking World No Tobacco Day on May 31.

Khandwa Diocesan Social Service (KDSS), an NGO, held awareness programs in different villages.

The organization's activists told the youth about the dangers of tobacco and smoking.

The resource persons discussed pursuing the dream of a drug-free India and serious tobacco diseases.

Every year on May 31, the public is educated on various topics, including the risks associated with tobacco smoking and the marketing techniques employed by cigarette manufacturers.

India has the second-highest percentage of tobacco smokers globally (after China), with 267 million users.

KDSS was established in 1994 to lead the Diocese of Khandwa's socio-developmental initiatives.

It celebrated its silver anniversary of committed social service in 2019, improving the lives of the area's Scheduled Tribal and Scheduled Caste people and the needy and disenfranchised.

 On February 3, 1977, Pope Paul VI established the Diocese of Khandwa, which includes the four civil districts of Khandwa, Bhurhanpur, Barwani, and Khargone, also known as the East and West Nimar districts and separated from the Indore diocese. -Santosh Digal


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