Jalandhar May 31 (Jaswinder Singh Azad)- The NSS unit of Innocent Hearts College of Education, Jalandhar organized ‘World no Tobacco day’ under Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Program based on the theme ‘Tobacco is killing us and our Planet; it is a threat to our Environment’.Pledge-taking ceremony was organized as per the guidelines received from Ministry of Education.
The fact that tobacco kills over 8 million people every year and destroys our environment by harming human health through its cultivation, production, distribution, consumption and post-consumer waste was displayed through descriptive Blackboard Writings by the student- teachers. The NSS volunteer Sakshi Thakur achieved first position and Vishali Arora bagged second position in Skill of Blackboard writing competition.
The student- teachers made vivid posters to spread the message – Commit to Quit. Sakshi Thakur and Vishali Arora achieved first position and Gaganpreet Kaur as well as Nandini Luthra bagged second position in Poster making competition. Principal Dr. Arjinder Singh told the student-teachers to be alert about their social surroundings and not to taste anything without knowing what it is. He further added that tobacco and alcohol are often referred to as Gateway Drugs, as they are amongst the first substances consumed by adolescents. So he motivated the would-be teachers to spread awareness amongst the school students regarding the ill-effects of these poisonous substances.