Swapnil Asnodkar (read his profile on Cricinfo), a young, talented and promising cricketer from Porvorim, Goa who plays for Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been appointed as the brand ambassador for the National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) to spread the word against smoking!
Swapnil Asnodkar in action . . .
It is great to learn that the 24-year old Swapnil has signed up for NOTE. This is in sharp contrast to a few top actors in one regional film industry (Bollywood) who take huge amounts of money from tobacco companies to promote the habit of smoking among the youth of the country and promote tobacco addiction among youth and children. Shame on people with such vile intentions!
It is heartening to know that there are youth like Swapnil who want to spread the word against smoking. Swapnil symbolises the new Indian youth – very talented, courageous, progressive and unafraid to lash out against anything that they feel is unjust. India is not short of people with backward, regressive mindsets who want to ruin the country by taking it back to the Stone Age. That is why folks like Swapnil come as a breath of fresh air!
Three cheers for Swapnil Asnodkar!!!