The NSS units of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women observed World No Tobacco Day today by organising an online Pledge ceremony.
A total of 76 NSS volunteers participated in the ceremony. The aim of the activity was to spread awareness among the youth about the potential risks of using tobacco and to educate them about their right to healthy living by saying no to tobacco.
The pledge, organised in keeping with this year’s theme of World No Tobacco Day i.e. “Commit to Quit”, was administered to the volunteers under the supervision of NSS Programme Officers – Dr Pallvi Rani and Dr Purnima Bhandari.
Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava lauded this initiative of the NSS units to draw attention to the tobacco epidemic and the preventable death and diseases it causes. She added that the prevailing pandemic situation makes it all the more necessary that tobacco cessation is advocated vigorously.