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1039 AXA Project: Health Awareness Session for School Students

posted Mar 20, 2020, 4:37 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Mar 20, 2020, 4:37 AM ]
Chinchwad (Pune), 11-March-2020: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Chinchwad organized awareness and interactive session on Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing for the students of D.B. Nimbarkar School in Chinchwad. 58 students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘Health Risk Reduction’ project supported by AXA Business Services.

Mrs. Rajshree Deshkhaire (Staff- DBDS) welcomed the participants and resource person. Dr. Vikas Chothe was the resource person for this session. The objective of this session was to educate students on the risky habit of consuming tobacco products and harmful effects of such habits. In the first session, Dr. Chothe spoke about the mobile phone addiction among young children and its harmful effect on human body and mind. After that he covered topic on types of diabetes, role of insulin, symptoms and physical exercises to control diabetes.

In the next session, Dr. Chothe covered various topics on composition of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, adolescent health problems in India, effect on liver, kidney, and forms of tobacco, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it. Students asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. The program ended with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Vibhawari Kamble (Staff- DBDS).
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