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686 MGL DISHA PROJECT: Anti-Tobacco Session for School Students

posted Jul 24, 2019, 7:09 AM by Don Bosco Development Society   [ updated Jul 24, 2019, 7:09 AM ]
Mumbai, 18-July-2019: The Don Bosco Development Society (DBDS), Mumbai organized an awareness and interactive sessions on ‘Harmful Effects of Tobacco and Gutkha chewing’ for the students of Manik Lal Mehta Municipal Public School in Ghatkoper (West). 149 students participated in this session held under the aegis of ‘MGL Disha Project’ supported by Mahanagar Gas Limited.

Ms. Roshani Konde (Principal) welcomed the participants and Mr. Sunil Chawan who 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. Mr. Sunil covered various topics such as composition of tobacco, forms of tobacco, substance abuse in adolescent, effect on liver, kidney, oral cancer, lung cancer and many more health problems associated with it.

Students asked many questions which were all answered by the resource person. Ms. Zarina Khan (Staff- DBDS) made the logistical arrangement and coordinated for this session with the school authorities.