World No-Tobacco Day was observed at various schools and organisations in the city on Saturday. Students in schools carried banners displaying messages against the drug use and raids were also conducted in different areas by health officials to keep a check on sale of tobacco products.
COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTRE, SAHNEWAL
Community Health Centre (CHC), Sahnewal, org anised World No-Tobacco Day awareness programme here on Saturday.
Health centre head Dr Parwinder pal Singh Sandhu said pat i e nt s a nd re s i dents were made aware about the use of tobacco through seminars at the main centre and sub-centres.
Dr Sandhu and Dr Pawandeep Dhillon, with their team, conducted raids at public places and challaned those who were caught selling or buying the tobacco products. Dr Sandhu said 8100 were collected through challans.
AWARENESS EXHIBITION AT RAILWAY STATION
Brahmakumaris, Ludhiana, under the aegis of centre head BK Raj, organised a drug addiction awareness exhibition at the city railway station here on Saturday to mark World No-Tobacco Day. On this occasion, people were made aware about the side effects of drugs and tobacco usage.
Dr Rakesh of the Brahmakumaris explained the mindbody-medicine paradigm to create awareness about psychosomatic diseases and role of rajyoga in de-addiction of tobacco, alcohol and har mful drugs.
GOVT SCHOOL, KILA RAIPUR
World No-Tobacco Day was observed at Government Senior Secondary School and Primary School for Girls and Boys, Kila Raipur, here on Saturday. The programme was held under the supervision of Dr Preet Kanwar Singh, head of subsidiary healthcare centre, Kila Raipur.
Dr Preet Kanwar Singh talked about the ill-effects of the use of tobacco. On this occasion, students took the oath to not to use tobacco and to make others aware about its bad effects.
SAN JAIN SCHOOL
National Integrated Medical Association (NIMA) in association with Aasha TB Project (ATP) and SAN Jain School organised a rally to mark World No-Tobacco Day on Saturday.
The rally commenced from the school campus and culminated at a nearby area. The students make people aware about the side effects of tobacco use. They also held banners, posters and raised slogans.
Surinder Gupta, representing NIMA, said that such rallies were helpful in making people aware about the bad effects.
Ryan Inter national School, Dugri, observed World No - To bacco Day by organ - ising an awareness programme to encourage people to give up tobacco consumption. Headmistress of Ryan International School Ritu Syal said children were the future of the nation and if they were aware enough, half the battle was already won.