Generation Saviour Association was founded by Ms. Amteshwer Kaur in the year 1996, in times when resources and initiatives were minimum in the field of Tobacco Control. The founder was a practising lawyer in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, with her first case being Public Interest Litigation to ban smoking in public places, as a result of which notice to Central and State Governments were issued. Currently, Ms. Opinder Preet Kaur Gill is the President of the Association. With the passing years, the army against Smoking and Tobacco grew stronger with addition of various patrons from fields like Education, Administration and Judiciary. The founder has been honoured by District Level Awards from the Districts of Roopnagar and SAS Nagar for outstanding contribution to the society in field of Tobacco Control.
Generation Saviour Association in its successful existence of more than two decades has been conducting various activities in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. The Association, as the name suggests, intensively works towards saving the generation from the increase in Public Health Issues. The scope of activities includes Tobacco Control, Child Obesity, Healthy Lifestyle etc. It diligently works on Youth Intervention Programmes and also has presence at grass root levels by organising Awareness Campaigns, Trainings and Interactive Sessions in the villages across Punjab, Haryana and UT Chandigarh.
GSA has done projects with World Health Organisation namely Commemoration of World No Tobacco Day 2007, Intervention for Creation of Tobacco Free Villages in Districts of Punjab and two more projects on public awareness and sensitisation. The association is also partnered with International Union Against Tuberculosis & Lung Disease (The Union) and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to make Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh Tobacco Free.