‘No Tobacco Day’ observed befittingly in isles

Port Blair
1 Jun 2017

The Directorate of Health Services observed World No Tobacco Day on Wednesday on the theme “Tobacco-a threat to development” in these islands. Students, faculties of ITI, Medical Officers, Para Medical Staffs and general public participated in the programme.
The chief guest of the occasion, Dr. S.K. Kathpalia, Director I/c , ANIIMS, A&N Islands explained in detail about ill effects of consumption of Tobacco products. He also explained about second hand smoking which harm to non smokers. He appealed to the general public to avoid consumption of Tobacco products for betterment of their health and development of nation through a informative power point presentation.
Mr Venkateshwar Rao, Principal, Industrial Training Institute, Dolly Gunj, Port Blair also shared his experience about tobacco and its ill effects , He also appealed to the students and general public to avoid tobacco products and join hand to make Islands tobacco free. A Nukkad Natak was performed by Aditiya Natiya Academy on the theme of the day.
Welcoming the gathering, Dr. Navin Govind, Deputy Director (HE&FW), Directorate of Health Services, A&N Administration highlighted the importance of the day and urged every individual to avoid consumption of tobacco products. He also requested all Medical & Para Medical staff to create awareness about ill effects of consumption of tobacco products to make the A&N Islands “Tobacco free”.  Smt. Vasantha Devi, HEO I/c,  State Health Education Bureau, Directorate of Health Services, proposed the vote of thanks.