The World No Tobacco Day is observed on May 31 every year, and this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for governments across the world to enact policies for plain packaging of tobacco products.
World No Tobacco Day – Prernamurti Bharti Shriji
WHO’s slogan for this year’s World No Tobacco Day is “Get ready for plain packaging” and in a statement released Tuesday, it said: “Plain packaging is an important demand reduction measure that reduces the attractiveness of tobacco products, restricts use of tobacco packaging as a form of tobacco advertising and promotion, limits misleading packaging and labelling, and increases the effectiveness of health warnings. Plain packaging of tobacco products refers to measures that restrict or prohibit the use of logos, colours, brand images or promotional information on packaging other than brand names and product names displayed in a standard colour and font style.”
According to WHO, about 6 million people die every year from tobacco-related illnesses. About 5 million die from direct tobacco use, and more than 600,000 deaths are caused by second-hand smoke.
Prernamurti Bharti Shriji says “Once there was a old man who was very rich. He was very well off, had all luxuries under the sun, but everybody knows the nature of Laxmiji, its unstable, mobile and frivolous. One night the old rich man had a dream that one woman is going out of his house.
He asked her ‘O Goddess who are you? When did you come to my house and Why are you leaving this house and where are you going now?
Goddess said:- I’m the wealth of your house. I’ve been staying here for the past many generations but now the time has come for me to leave, that’s why I’m going back. I’m very happy with you as during my stay in your house you did best use of mine. You invited saints to your house and served them, provided food to the poor, did works like you made well & good ponds, Cow shelters and water systems. You did a lot of charitable works. Now since I’m going, I want to bless you with a wish, you can seek whatever you want.”
The old rich man said “I’ve got four daughter in laws, I will discuss with them and tell you. You please come tomorrow. The old man discussed with all of his daughter in Laws one of them told him to ask for food godowns, the other one suggested to ask for the lockers full of gold and silver. But the youngest daughter in law had come from a religious & cultured family. She used to attend the religious discourses since her childhood. She said to her father in Law: “Father if Laxmiji has decided to leave she will definitely leave and what ever we will ask from her, that is materialistic and will definitely leave us one day. If we’ll ask for Gold, silver, money etc. then our coming generations will spoil their lives in ego and lethargy. Therefore, you please tell Goddess laxmi that if SHE wishes to leave, must leave but bless us with the wish to serve saints & sages & the worshipping of God and religious discourses always keep happening in our house and the mutual love & affection always remain present amongst our family members. So that the tough days passes through smoothly.
Next day the rich man dreamt of Laxmiji and Laxmiji asked :- “Have you discussed with your daughter in laws? What do you want?
The rich man said “O Goddess Laxmi ! If you wish to leave , please leave happily but bless me with the boon that religious discourses and serving & worshipping of God & saints keep happiness in our house and there be present the mutual love and affection amongst our family members.”
Goddess Laxmi got surprised on hearing this and said, “What have you asked for ! The house where saints, sages are being respected and served, where religious discourses keep happening and there remains present mutual love & affection amongst family members, there resides the ‘Lord Naraina’ himself and where ‘Lord Vishnu’ resides, there I serve HIS lotus feet & I cannot leave that place even if I wish to. You have forced me to stay here.”
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