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Mamata asks media to spread awareness on obesity

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Chief Minister Thursday said that media should play a crucial role in spreading awareness on

On the occasion of World Day, she also urged others to help in raising the awareness level of the people about the "prevalence, severity and diversity of the stigma about weight."

On #WorldObesityDay2018 let us raise awareness about the prevalence, severity and diversity of the stigma about weight. The media must play a crucial role in this regard, Banerjee wrote on her handle today.

The World Federation, this year, has called upon the people to end the stigma associated with obesity besides urging the media to stop using stigmatising language and against obese people. Instead it should portray obesity in a fair, accurate and informative manner.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 11:55 IST