Don Bosco High School of Hojai in Assam organized an awareness rally and street play against the ill effects of tobacco to mark the ‘World No Tobacco Day’ in Hojai.
According to a press release issued by the school administration to NorthEast Now on Wednesday, it was stated that the principal of the school, Michael Bistis along with the school staff flagged off the awareness rally from the school campus at around 9:30 am.
The rally passed through J K Kedia Road and reached the Netaji Point, which is the heart of the town.
Students raised slogans against consumption of tobacco and displayed different kinds of placards pointing the dangers involved in tobacco consumption and it’s ill effects.
At Netaji Point, the students performed a meaningful street play emphasizing how tobacco ruins families.
Students took oath that they will avoid tobacco consumption in their families and the society in which they are living.
Around 400 students from Class VII-IX participated in the awareness rally.
Principal Michael Bistis urged the students and the denizens of Hojai town not to fall prey to bad habits but develop good eating habits.
The country can progress only when it is disease-free, the principal said.
Tobacco causes more damage to health and the need of the hour is to make collective efforts to stop tobacco consumption, the principal added.
The school administration also thanked Hojai district administration for making the event a successful one.