The World No Tobacco day was observed today in Kargil at Degree College Kargil. On this occasion an awareness camp was organized by the District Health Society Kargil (Department of Health) in collaboration with Degree College Kargil.
The Executive Councilor for Agriculture and Revenue LAHDC Kargil Haji Ghulam Amir Kamran was the Chief Guest and Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Kacho Hassan Khan was the Guest of Honour.
Haji Ghulam Amir Kamran appreciated the role of District Health Society Kargil for organizing such awareness camps on issues arising in the society and on particular days like todays. Terming the youths as icon and future of the society he requested the students to become ambassador for making Kargil Tobacco free.
The Chief Guest further stressed on the Organizing department to conduct such seminars and awareness camps at block and school level so that such evil practices should be banished from the society completely.
The Guest of Honour while interacting with the students said, “Students should become the monitoring authority for controlling the Use of Tobacco products at Prohibited Public places like College, bus stand, buses, and offices in turn helping the administration.”
Earlier Dr Shabir Hussain CMO Kargil presenting the welcome speech threw light on this year’s theme “Ban of Advertising and Marketing of Tobacco Products”.
Meanwhile Dr Ghulam Hussain Bardi Physician Specialist District Hospital Kargil threw light on the menace of Tobacco Products and its effect on health of an individual.
Students of the college threw light on the importance of NO Tobacco Day and particularly this year’s theme.
Later the Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Kacho Hassan Khan and In-charge Principal Degree College Kargil Mohammad Salim distributed Prizes amongst the participants.
The Faculty of Degree College Kargil, Health Department and Students of Degree College Kargil were also present on the occasion.