The UT State Legal Services Authority in association with Mahatma Gandhi Students Legal Literacy Club of Government Senior Secondary School, Sector 38-W, Chandigarh, celebrated Anti-Tobacco Day on Thursday.
A workshop was organised for students on the occasion, where they were told about the side effects of tobacco and drug use.
They were asked to shun the practice of drug abuse. Students were also made aware of government's anti-drugs programme. Being future citizens of a progressive nation, they were asked to act as its true representatives and to create awareness among family, friends and their peer group.
Principal Balwinder Singh along with law officer Rajeshwar Singh also flagged off a rally later in the day. A procession was taken out in parts of Sector 38 W and Dadu Majra village with placards exhibiting 'No Tobacco' signs.
Member secretary of the authority Jagdeep Jain said that more such campaigns would be organised in future so as to create mass awareness, where students of Legal Literacy Clubs would also be involved along with para-legal volunteers of the authority.