Series of Awareness programmes held to commemorate ‘World No Tobacco Day’ at Shopian


SHOPIAN: The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) Shopian in collaboration with Health, education departments and Government Degree College Shopian today organized a series of programmes to observe ‘World No Tobacco Day’.

In this connection, an awareness program with the theme of ‘Protecting Children from Tobacco Industry Interference’ was held at IM Govt. Degree College Shopian in which the participants took pledge for quitting smoking and supporting the anti-tobacco campaign.

The main aim of the program was to raise the awareness among students about the health risks caused by the use of tobacco and its impact on the environment. The program was attended by Deputy LADC, Assistant LADC, DLSA Staff, College faculty, PLVs, and Students & NSS Volunteers.

Rafia Hassan Khaki, Chairman Tehsil legal Services Committee Shopian, Dr Mohammad Shafiq, Principal of the College, CEO Mohd Shabir Khatana, Dr. Mohd Younis (Medical Officer), Sr. Lecturer and Lecturer BHSS Shopian besides students spoke on the occasion.

Chairman TLSC Shopian spoke about the value of life and emphasized on the need to take care of one’s life. She said that students need to be sensitized about the harmful effects of tobacco use. She briefed the audience about the individual cases related to tobacco and drug addiction in our society and said that one of the major reasons to conduct this program was to engage with the students of the college so that message will go to a broader section of the society.

A rally of more than one thousand students along with staff members of DLSA, Education Dept. and members from civil society was flagged-off from Degree College towards the market to launch the mass awareness about ill effects of Tobacco Use.

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