Bangalore, 31st May 2011: Soon tobacco products will carry harsher pictorial warnings for smoking and smokeless forms of tobacco. As a responsible corporate, The Lalit Ashok observed “World No Tobacco Day” and lent its support, to create awareness on the ill effects of smoking and smokeless tobacco, among its hotel staff.
Addressing the hotel staff, Dr Manohar V, Consultant Physician – Preventive Medicine, Columbia Asia Hospital, said: “On the World No Tobacco Day, I’m glad to be a part of The Lalit Ashok’s, awareness campaign, for the well being of its staff. To create awareness nationally, we need to start working locally. I thank The Lalit Ashok, for giving me this opportunity, to educate the staff on the various risks involved in the consumption of tobacco. The most important thing you can do to protect your current and future health is quit smoking and refrain from using any tobacco products.”
Though, aware of the repercussions, the staff pledged to make an earnest effort to give up smoking. Mr Ramiah G Daniels, GM, The Lalit Ashok, stated: “When it comes to wellness, there is nothing better than being healthy your entire life. Healthy people make a healthy nation. Let’s strive to remain healthy for a healthier nation. Smokers must realize that they are not only endangering their own lives, but the lives of their loved ones who inhale the second-hand smoke.”
Spreading awareness on the harmful consequences of tobacco, the hotel staff requested guests to avoid smoking in the hotel premises including the smoking zone.
About Bharat Hotels Ltd:
The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group (an enterprise of Bharat Hotels Limited) presently offer 17 hotels in the five-star deluxe segment, with EIGHT operational and NINE to open shortly, all under The Lalit banner. The properties are known for their spectacular settings and locations. The operating hotels include The Lalit New Delhi, The Lalit Ashok Bangalore, The Lalit Laxmi Vilas Palace Udaipur, The Lalit Temple View Khajuraho, Intercontinental The Lalit Mumbai, Intercontinental The Lalit Goa Resort, The Lalit Grand Palace Srinagar and recently opened The Lalit Resort & Spa Bekal, Kerala. The under construction hotels, scheduled to open between 2010 – 2012 are located in Kolkata, Jaipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Noida, Dehradun, Dubai and Koh Samui (Thailand).