Mahant Bachittar Singh College of Engineering and Technology hosted awareness session on the adverse effects of tobacco in collaboration with District Health Society, Jammu on 22-05-2024.

The program commenced with keynote speaker Dr. Paras Khanna, (MCh Surgical Oncology, AIIMS New Delhi). Dr. Khanna discussed the harmful effects of both active and passive smoking, emphasizing the serious health risks to children and others. Dr. Khanna highlighted that tobacco use is a leading cause of cancer and death among young people, and encouraged the audience to assertively say, “No to Tobacco and Yes to Life.”

Dr. Mridula Singh, Nodal Officer of the National Tobacco Control Programme, Directorate of Health Services, Jammu, highlighted the COTPA 2003 act and discussed public smoking laws, highlighted government penalties, and outlined organization responsibilities for enforcing smoke-free policies.

Prof. (Dr.) Dinesh Kumar Gupta (Principal) thanked the speakers for their valuable contributions and stressed the need for more youth awareness programs to prevent engagement in harmful activities.

Ms. Shiveta Raina, Divisional Coordinator, Directorate of Health Services in Jammu, Dr. Gurpreet Kaur (MDS) also graced the event with their presence. Other dignitaries present were Prof. (Dr.) Amrik Singh (Vice- Principal), Prof. Parveen Singh (Dean Academics), and S. Hardip Singh Gill (DSW).

The event concluded with the facilitation of mementos to the team of esteemed doctors. The event was organized by Ms. Sarabjeet Kour (Head APSH dept) and Ms. Shivangi Gupta (Asst. Prof. CSE dept) The programme was anchored by Dr. Nitasha Jamwal (Asst. Prof. APSH dept).

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