Gangtok, 31 May:
Tadong Government Senior Secondary School, Gangtok observed World No Tobacco Day as part of SAATHI Community Outreach Programme at Lumsey in 5th Mile, Tadong.
Eighty volunteers of SAATHI Club of Tadong SSS along with Principal, Doma L Zimba, co- ordinator of SAATHI and teachers carried out an awareness rally from Sikkim Milk Union gate premises to Lumsey village.
The participants displayed placards with slogans highlighting the ill-effects of use and abuse of tobacco and related substances to one’s health.
The student volunteers also performed a street play and other performances to generate awareness against the use of tobacco.
The residents of Lumsey appreciated the initiative taken by Tadong SSS and mentioned it to be the first of its kind.
“Such programmes will benefit the society. Lumsey is not an exception when it comes to alcoholism, substance abuse and other related problems. It extends gratitude to the school and students for the noble initiative,” expressed one of the residents, Nirmala Chauhan.