Come September 11th and the consumption of Gutka will become a matter of the past! During the Independence Day celebrations held in Junagadh on 15th August 2012, Shri Narendra Modi announced a comprehensive ban on Gutka, including its sale, stocking, production and distribution. The ban would bring with it several qualitative changes in the health, economic spending and the environment. To extend your solidarity with this noble cause ‘Gutka Mukti Abhiyan’, give a missed call to 8000980009
“I have to save the youths of Gujarat, from the dreaded evil of cancer and that’s why a decision to impose a complete ban on gutka has been taken,” said Shri Modi. He spoke against the need of encouraging youngsters from developing the habit of gutka consumption and stated that in monetary terms, the consumption of gutka is even more expensive than consuming almonds.
The ban will come into force from 11th September. This is the date when Swami Vivekananda addressed the Parliament of Religions at Chicago in 1893. The deadline also ensures complete disposal of the existing stock of gutka that is in circulation.
This decision to ban gutka is an extremely well thought of decision aimed towards creating a healthier Gujarat and preventing the youth from falling into such inappropriate practices. The ban will also serve several other purposes - if one goes to any tourist place, one can see a lot of garbage of gutka packets. It has also been found that a large source of drainage systems being choked is packets of gutka. Furthermore, it has also been found that when many cows have been treated, empty gutka packets have been found in their stomachs.
Made out of the cheapest things, an average cost of a Gutka pouch containing 1.5 to 2 grams of the Mixture ranges from Rs.3/- to Rs.7/-!!! That comes to around Rs. 2000/- to Rs. 3500/- per Kilogram. The most costliest of sweets in India rich in taste, and 100% healthy will cost much less than Rs. 2000/- to Rs. 3500/-. The Chief Minister had believed the same and said “Consuming gutka is more expensive than consuming almonds! This monetary loss must stop”. Besides, the number of young cancer patients in state is rising at an alarming rate to which, Shri Narendra Modi has shown a great concern.
The youth of the state will shine in years to come; also the dream of Mr. Modi, of a healthy and flourishing state will soon turn into a reality. This revolutionary step by the Chief Minister will not only lead to a reduced number of cancer patients in Gujarat, but also save the hard earned money of the people. Considering the announcement made by Shri Narendra Modi, the BJP Yuva Morcha has initiated their efforts, to ensure a firm implementation of the ban.
Wake up take a pledge now. I won’t be a slave of Gutka, I will be the master of my mind. Show your solidarity to this cause by giving a missed call to 8000980009.