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Pictures from Conference that adopted Patna Declaration against asbestos

Written By Krishna on Sunday, January 27, 2013 | 12:44 AM


 Justice Rekha Kumari, former judge, Patna High Court delivering lecture at the conference in the presence academicians, trade union leaders and former consultant of World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank, Dr Barry Castleman.
Tarkeshwar Giri being felicitated by former consultant of World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank, Dr Barry Castleman.
 Kumud Ram being felicitated by former consultant of World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank, Dr Barry Castleman.
 President, All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), Bihar being felicitated by former consultant of World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank, Dr Barry Castleman.
 Ajeet Kumar Singh being felicitated by former consultant of World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank, Dr Barry Castleman.
 Asheshar Sharma being felicitated by former consultant of World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank, Dr Barry Castleman.
 Ram Pukar Singh being felicitated by former consultant of World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank, Dr Barry Castleman.
 Shri Arun Kumar Singh, President, All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), Bihar addressing the conference.
 Prof. N K Chaudhary, Department of Economics, Patna University said that there is sufficient ground to inspire action and to stop hazardous factories in Vaishali. If it is not stopped it reveals the complicity of the head of the State.
Kumud Ram, Tarkeshwar Giri, Pushparaj, author of Nandigram Diary, Irfan Ahmed, President Bihar Hawkers Federation with Dr Barry Castleman.
 Raghunath Manwar speaking at the conference in presence of Dr Barry Castleman and Justice Rekha Kumari. 

Former consultant of World Health Organisation (WHO) and World Bank, Dr Barry Castleman disclosed why asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis resulting from occupational exposures “can only be prevented by adopting alternatives ofasbestos. It is estimated that several thousands of deaths can be attributed annually to exposure to asbestos in the living environment.” 
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