Rita (Ritu Thakur), a student of MA (Social Work) at Himachal Pradesh University, will represent India at the prestigious Regional Asia Youth Ambassador Summit for Tobacco Free Children in Thailand. The conference will be held in Bangkok from August 28 to September 1. The Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Sat Prakash Bansal has congratulated the girl student for her achievement.
Dr. Anupama Bharti, Chairperson of the Department of Social Work of the University said that Rita alias Ritu Thakur has been playing a major role in the Tobacco Free India Campaign in Himachal Pradesh for the past several years. She is conducting the campaign against tobacco through Nada India Foundation. It is a matter of pride for the university that this student, an active member of NADA Young India Network, has been given the opportunity to represent India in the Thailand conference.
Rita alias Ritu Thakur, a resident of Pathrevi, a small village in Karsog tehsil of Mandi district, has joined the first group of youth ambassadors from Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Philippines and Vietnam to visit Bangkok, Thailand from August 28 to September 1. Will attend the summit to be held in Thailand.
Dr. Anupama Bharti said that the commendable work of Rita alias Ritu Thakur is playing an important role in making the youth aware about other evils like tobacco and drugs. He congratulated the girl student and said that she is an inspiration for other youth.
Rita displayed remarkable leadership in confronting the challenge of rampant tobacco use among the youth in Himachal. He initiated social outreach programs, engaged stakeholders and strategized to drive change. Their efforts included networking, building relationships, and collaborating with state-level officials to address important issues related to tobacco-tax increases.