The youth activists were dishearten to observe the low level of compliance by the restaurants.
Aman, a 2nd year physiotherapy student at the Amity University, reflected: “It is sad to see that such a large number of restaurants are not complying with the law inspite of a Supreme Court ruling.”
Just a day prior to the hearing in Supreme Court to stay the implementation of the rules banning smoking in public places across India, HRIDAY – SHAN organised a field visit at Saket through youth of Amity International School to see whether the restaurants in the area are complying with the law. Eight students of Std. X along with their teacher, Ms Anju V Kumar and two SHAN ambassadors visited seven restaurants/ food joints in PVR complex. Only two of the restaurants had the “No- Smoking” signage as specified in the law. None of the restaurants had mentioned the name of the person to whom complaints regarding violations can be made.