Eight schools in Zunheboto are now ‘tobacco-free’

Eight schools were declared as ‘tobacco-free’ during a programme organised by NTCP Zunheboto Unit at DC's office chamber, Zunheboto on June 20. (DIPR Photo)

Eight schools were declared as ‘tobacco-free’ during a programme organised by NTCP Zunheboto Unit at DC's office chamber, Zunheboto on June 20. (DIPR Photo)

Zunheboto, June 20 (MExN): Eight schools were declared as ‘tobacco-free’ during a programme organised by NTCP Zunheboto Unit at DC's office chamber, Zunheboto on June 20.

The schools include St Clare high school Akuluto; Hilto Children Home School, Akuluto; GHSS, Akuluto; Royal School, Akuluto; Unit school, NALTOQA; GPS, NALTOQA; Sparkle School NALTOQA and St. Paul School, NALTOQA.

Eight students home, pupil from Woodland Higher Secondary School Zunheboto were also declared as tobacco free home and certificates were given away by the Deputy Commissioner Zunheboto, Rahul Bhanudas Mali, IAS, stated a DIPR report.

Addressing at the programme, the DC Zunheboto expressed concern on the rise of tobacco usage, especially among the young group of citizens and the students in particular. “Use of tobacco products gradually leads to dreadful deceases and ultimately results to deadly cancer which consequences to a painful death,” he said. 

Mali urged the students not to be misled by tobacco advertisements by celebrities, which was very unfortunate. They should always be aware of things that benefit their health and others which are fatal, he asserted.

The DC Zunheboto also appealed to NTCP Zunheboto Unit to continue their efficient programmes and to come up with more activities to tackle the menace of tobacco usages in the town and the district with special targets on schools and its surroundings, in order to completely eradicate tobacco products from the district.