More sensitization on harmful effects of tobacco to be held in Kohima

More sensitization on harmful effects of tobacco to be held in Kohima

Kohima, September 14 (DIPR): The Kohima District Level Coordination Committee (DLCC) on Tobacco Control held its quarterly meeting at DC’s conference hall here on September 14.


On the distribution of Ambassador Card on Smoke Free City to tobacco free schools and institutes, the meeting decided that the card will be distributed depending on the enrollment of students in each institute with proper guideline and action plan for further implementation. It was also decided that further sensitization programme for police personnel will be carried out in more police headquarters in the following months. The meeting further decided to involve the trained enforcement volunteers from Kohima Village Youth Organisation in the Enforcement Team during the shop checking exercise whenever it is carried out and that the Enforcement Team should conduct the checking once in a month.


Meanwhile, KMC Administrator, Kovi Meyase suggested sensitization programme on the harmful effects of tobacco for all the 19 Wards under Kohima Municipal Council (KMC). In this regard, the members agreed to organize it during the next quarterly months.


During the meeting, the DLCC felicitated SDPO South, Kohima, Atu Zümvü, for receiving the Shaurya Chakra Award, which was announced on the occasion of Independence Day 2016. Joint Director and State Nodal Officer, Health & Family Welfare, Hotokhu Chishi on behalf of DLCC congratulated and wished him greater awards in future. He also stated that this felicitation was made as an appreciation for his efforts in implementing the activities of tobacco control programme.


Atu Zümvü also highlighted the story behind his achievement of the Award and expressed his thanks and gratitude to all his seniors and every individual for their support and kind gesture shown to him.


Five schools and one college in Kohima were also awarded Tobacco Free School Certificate during the meeting – G. Rio School, Northfield School, Model Higher Secondary School, Ministers’ Hill Baptist Higher Secondary School, Little Flower Higher Secondary School, and Oriental College.


District Nodal Officer DTCC, Kohima, Dr. Arenla Walling presented report on the activities carried out in the last quarterly months. SDO (C) Sadar Kohima, Kethosituo Sekhose chaired the programme and also welcomed all the members present and appreciated them for taking active part in the tobacco control activities.