Dimapur, May 31: World No Tobacco Day was observed in Zunheboto, organized by Zunheboto District Legal Services Authority today.
In the program, Niechochiyi Suyie, Chairman ZDLSA and District & Sessions Judge Zunheboto spoke on the topic “Significance of anti-tobacco day”. Prayer of blessings was said by Rev. George Paralkal, St. Anthony School Zunheboto. The programme was chaired by Tobi Z. Yepthomi, Retainer Lawyer ZDLSA.
Meanwhile, District Health Society, Zunheboto in collaboration with No Tobacco Club, Cornerstone Higher Secondary School observed “World No Tobacco Day” on the theme “Tobacco and heart disease” at Cornerstone Higher Secondary School, Zunheboto.
Dr. Ester Ngullie, Junior Dental Surgeon, District Hospital, Zunheboto highlighted about the importance of the day. Dr. Ester said Tobacco use has predominantly negative effects on human health and concern about health effects of tobacco has a long history. She also stated that Tobacco use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart, liver and lungs. She encouraged the participants to do away with the use of tobacco.
She also motivated the participants to be the living example not to indulge in tobacco products.
Dr. Ester also said that Tobacco contributes to most of the leading causes of death in the world and half of all smokers will die from tobacco-related illnesses. She highlighted about the various Health effects of using tobacco.
Akito Z Yeptho gave a brief presentation on his vision towards No Tobacco. Special number was presented by No Tobacco Club, Cornerstone and prepared speech on the topic “Role of (My) School against Tobacco Menance” was delivered by the school representatives.
During the observation a quiz competition was held. The winners were given cash award.
A pledge was also taken during the programme whereby around 120 participants took the pledge.
Free IEC materials were distributed during the observance and short documentary was also telecast during the observation.
The programme was attended by 1 college and 7 schools, IEC bureau and medical fraternity. All together 380 participants part take during the observance.
Kambo Shohe, Chaplain chaired the programme, Tokugha Chophy, Chaplain, pronounced the invocation and Khehoto, Pastor, ZTSBC invoked the benediction.
World No Tobacco Day was celebrated at Immanuel College at the College auditorium on May 31. The programme aimed at creating awareness among the students about the ill effects of tobacco and to encourage the students to reduce or completely stop Tobacco consumption in any form. The speakers for the programme were S C Singh. Principal, Immanuel College and Vepu, Assistant Professor.
The speakers dwelt on the effects of tobacco on the cardiovascular health of people and highlighted other health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective measures to reduce tobacco consumption.
The program was chaired by Khumli BA 5th Sem, invocation by Eyilobeni BA 5th sem, song was presented by Chubalong, Art of painting by Temjensunep BA 5th Sem. The program concluded with a benediction by Temjen Longkumer, Assistant Professor, Department of Education.
Livingstone Foundation HSS
Under the World Health Organization’s theme of ‘Tobacco and Heart Disease’, Livingstone Foundation Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur observed the World No Tobacco Day 2018 on May 31.
As part of the observance, the school carried out numerous programmes and activities throughout the day. The observation of this year’s World No Tobacco Day began with a special programme during the School’s Morning Assembly at both the Senior as well as the Junior High sections of the school.
During the Morning Assembly at both the sections, short speeches on the ill-effects of tobacco and the values related with the observance of the World No Tobacco Day were delivered by both the students as well as the teachers.
After the special assembly programme, the Junior class students led by the mentors took out a short procession to the Senior Block carrying placards with meaningful messages on the awareness of the menace of tobacco.
The Senior students also took out a procession carrying placards and banners around the suburbs of the school in Kevijau and Thahekhu Villages. The other activities included Painting and Essay Competitions on Tobacco Awareness for Senior students and a special Debate Competition for Junior students.
The Trailblazers Society
An awareness campaign was organized by The Trailblazers Society in two different schools: The Maple Tree School, Dimapur and Nagaland Police Central School, Chumukedima in collaboration with the schools here on Wednesday on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day.
Dr. Temjennungsang Longchari, Dentist, Dental Touch and Facial Aesthetics and also Chairman of Trailblazers Society spoke about dangers of smoking in the midst of students and faculty members. He said, “Tobacco is mostly taken by uneducated people. Chewable tobacco Gutkha has nicotine which is addictive and magnesium carbonates which causes lethal heart attack and cancers. Its use negatively affects a student’s ability to learn, decreases concentration in class, increases absenteeism due to illness and of course athletic performance.”
He also gave a power point presentation on the hazards of tobacco using local examples impacting the mind of the young listeners in both the schools.
At the end of the program, students took pledge to say “no to tobacco” and also check “second-hand smoking” in their homes and public places.
(Page News Service)