Jalandhar May 31 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- KMV Collegiate Sr. Sec School under Buddy Programme of Punjab Government in collaboration with Red Ribbon club and KMV NSS unit observed ‘World No Tobacco Day’. It received on overwhelming response from the students of all the streams (Arts, Commerce and Sciences). Students participated in various activities like Poster making , Poetry Recitation, Singing and Dancing to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second hand smoke exposure. On this occasion, a Nukkad Natak titled ‘Aakhri Dhuaan’ was the main attraction of this programme.
The street play was an attempt to dispel the doubts and misconceptions of the students about drug and tobacco use. The students also pledged to abstain from drug consumption and also vowed to further spread this message among friends and relatives. Principal Prof. (Dr.) Atima Sharma Dwivedi encouraged the students to participate more and more in such competitions as these are organised to make the people aware about the problems of Drug Addiction.
She averred that the ultimate goal of the World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protect the present and future generations regarding the devastating health consequences due to tobacco as well as the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke. She also maintained that KMV always takes lead in social causes and spreads awareness on pertinent issues such as the present one.
Madam Principal lauded the efforts of Mrs. Veena Deepak (Co-ordinator, KMV Collegiate Sr. Sec School), Dr. Madhumeet (Dean, student Welfare and Head , PG Department of English) , Ms. Anand Prabha (In-charge , KMV Collegiate Sr. Sec School) and collegiate faculty members for successfully organising the celebrations.