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10,000 students to campaign against smuggling, counterfeiting

Delhi,Business/Economy,Education, Sun, 22 Apr 2012 IANS

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) Over 10,000 school students will participate in a five-day campaign in the national capital against smuggling and counterfeiting from April 30, industry body FICCI, its orgainser, said here Sunday.


The campaign, "Fight smuggling and counterfeiting", is a part of the broader programme run by the FICCI-Cascade, a panel of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), which aims to spread awareness against the ill-effects of smuggling and counterfeiting activities on the economy.


"All of us sometimes knowingly or unknowingly buy fake as well as smuggled products. What we don't realise that every time we do so, we risk our lives and the lives of our loved ones," said the industry body in a statement.


"Encouraging demand of such goods leads to loss of jobs as well as loss to exchequer," it added.


The FICCI-Cascade has joined hands with Urivi Vikram Charitable Trust, a non-government organisation, to create awareness among students during the programme.


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