More than 100 Tobacco vendors, retailers, association heads, hotel and restaurant owners were sensitized during a sensitization workshop in held under the chairpersonship of District Nodal Officers, Tobacco Control in Rewari, Palwal, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bhiwani and Hisar.
They were also explained about all the Sections of COTPA in detail. The E-learning session was strengthened by the use of movie screening on tobacco control and other Power Point Presentations. After the presentation, the questions and queries of the participants were answered. They were asked to follow the law and ensure that tobacco is sold within the constraints of the law. They were also informed that a failure to do so would attract a fine and penalty as specified in COTPA.
Awareness session at Chitkara University to mark World AIDS Day
An Awareness Session “ Stay Away from Drugs, Stay Away from HIV” was organized by Generation Saviour Association in collaboration with the nursing department of Chitkara University to mark World AIDS Day, where they key note speakers were Dr Rakesh Gupta, Director SIPHER, and Ms Opinder Preet Kaur Gill, Project Director Generation Saviour Association, Dr Gupta highlighted the medical aspect and Ms Opinder focused on the social side of it. Also an art competition was organized in which the teachers and students of the university can submit their entries for poster, slogan, painting, sketch, poem, short story, short awareness video on the theme, “AIDS awareness” and prizes for the same were awarded.