On September 11, 2019 the Dhaka Divisional Workshop was held at the conference room of the office of the Dhaka Divisional Commissioner, entitled “The effective implementation of the Graphic Health Warning on tobacco products.” The program was jointly organized by the National Tobacco Control Cell, Health Services Division, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; office of the Divisional Commissioner, Dhaka; Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance, The Union and Tobacco Control and Research Cell, Dhaka International University.
The meeting was chaired by Mr. Mohammad Zainul Bari, Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka Division. He urged everyone to work on the implementation of the tobacco control law and provided a number of guidelines to all the district administrators, civil surgeons and district magistrates under Dhaka Division in the implementation of the law.
Mr. Md Saidur Rahman, Additional Secretary (World Health), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare was present as chief guest. Mr. Khairul Alam Sheikh, Joint Secretary and Coordinator, National Tobacco Control Cell, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare; Mr. Md. Selim Reza, Additional Divisional Commissioner, Dhaka; M. Masuduzzaman; Additional Divisional Commissioner (Revenue); Mr. Md. Nurunnabi, Additional Divisional Commissioner, Dhaka and Dilsad Begum, Deputy Commissioner of Rajbari were present as special guests.
Mr. Aminul Islam Sujan, Program Officer of the National Tobacco Control Cell, presented the presentation on tobacco control law and Farhana Zaman Liza, Research Assistant and Project Officer of Tobacco Control and Research Cell presented the paper on Effective Implementation of TC Law by Local Administration in the program. Md. Bazlur Rahman, Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration and Member Secretary & Project Manager of Tobacco Control Project, Tobacco Control and Research Cell of Dhaka International University was moderate the program. Meanwhile, all the civil surgeons of all districts of Dhaka Division, Additional District Magistrate, Senior Assistant Superintendent of Police MA Bashar Talukdar, Assistant Director of BSTI Md. Enamul Haque, Syeda Ananya Rahman, representative of Bangladesh Anti-Tobacco Alliance, Siddeshwara Kiddah, Principle of Siddeshwara, Siddeshwara, Siddeshwari College, the senior officers of the Divisional Commissioner’s Office were presented and share their opinion on the issue.