Date: 17th Feb 2019
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Auditorium: BNSD Shikta Niketan, Kanpur
Organizing Partners: Dr. Shiva K. Misra- Director, DFCA U.P. Chapter; Dr. Praveen Katiyar – Program Co-ordinator, DFCA U.P. Chapter; Dr. V.C. Rastogi – Chairman Community Sub-Committee; Dr. Bijendra Shukla – Hony Secretary, IMA Kanpur and Dr. Archana Bhadauria – President, IMA Kanpur.
Team from Lung Care Foundation: Founder Trustees: Dr. Arvind Kumar, Rajiv Khurana and Abhishek Kumar
The DFCA U.P. State Chapter Launch Event was attended by over 150+ individuals including Doctors, Administrators, Officials from State Pollution Control Board, Horticulture Department and Educationists.
Dr. Archana Bhadauria, President IMA Kanpur, began the event with a welcome address, followed by an address by Dr. Shiva K. Misra on 'Why Doctors for Clean Air' Initiative?
Mr. Rajiv Khurana – Founder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation then gave a brief insight about the working of Lung Care Foundation and its association with Health Care Without Harm for the program 'Doctors for Clean Air'. Abhishek Kumar – Founder Trustee and C.E.O., Lung Care Foundation gave a brief talk on 'Air Pollution, What? How? And How Much?'.
After setting the stage, Dr. Arvind Kumar – Founder and Managing Trustee of Lung Care Foundation in his address stressed on the 'Health Ill-effects of Air Pollution'. Post this knowledge intense session, Mr. Rajiv Khurana, led the group to discuss the Doctors for Clean Air: Action Plan for the State.
Mayor of Kanpur, Mrs. Pramila Pandey, graced the occasion as the Guest of Honour. In her address to the audience, she asked the doctors to join hands to spread awareness among public to stop open waste burning and take responsibility for uncovered areas outside their homes. Dr. Brijendra Shukla (Secretary, IMA Kanpur) closed the meeting with Vote of Thanks.
Mr. M.P. Singh – Chief Fire Officer (U.P. Police), Mr. Avinash Chandra – ADG of Police (Kanpur Zone) and Shri. Satish Mahana Ji (Cabinet Minister, Govt. of U.P.) also attended the event and appreciated the efforts.