SMVDU Katra: On the eve of “WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY” an Anti Tobacco Campaign was launched at SMVDU, organized in joint collaboration of Dept. of Biotechnology SMVDU, SMVD College of Nursing and LBN-Radiation of Hope, Jammu. All the events were supported by Chairman Trustee of LBN-Radiation of Hope Professor K.B Abrol, a renowned professor of chemistry. An interactive session with Kids of SMVDU faculty and staff and students of SMVD College of Nursing was conducted where Dr. Deepak Abrol, caner specialist GMC Jammu delivered a lecture on Harmful effect of tobacco and advocate Ajay Gandotra, Trustee LBN RoH, gave brief about legislation Concerning Tobacco, Narcotic and Psychotropic substances.
The event was held with a theme Tobacco: A Threat To Development and the whole event was conceptualized and coordinated by Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Assistant Professor Dept. of Biotechnology SMVDU, supported by Research scholars namely Sonali Verma, Amrita Bhat, Ruchi Shah, G.R. Bhat, Bhanu Sharma, Divya Bakshi and Natish Kumar. A painting competition was also organized on the theme for the kids of different age-group. Dr Varun Kumar Tripathi, Head Dept. of Philosophy judged the event. Noha Samuel bagged the 1st Prize, Neha Sharma 2ndPrize, from Vaishno Group. Bhavi bagged 1st Prize, Avaditya 2ndPrize from Durga Group. Harshini Wanchoo bagged 1st Prize, Varinika 2ndPrize from Kalika Group. Sharda Das bagged 1st prize, Dhruv Sabraj 2nd Prize from Bhawani Group. Sh. Shashi Khajuria Trustee of LBH thanked to Administration of SMVDU for providing logistic support for the event. Vote of thanks was given by Sonali Verma Research Scholar Dept. of Biotechnology SMVDU, and all other events were conducted by Amrita Bhat and G.R. Bhat, Bhanu Sharma and Divya Bakshi.