In Front of District Library, North Lakhimpur, Assam - 787001

World No Tobacco Day -2024

The World No Tobacco Day was observed 31-05-2024 in Lakhimpur Commerce College with calls to protect children from the clutches of tobacco industries.

The district level programme was organized at Lakhimpur Commerce College by Lakhimpur Dist. Tobacco Control Programme of the district health department in association with Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) and Physical and Mental Wellness Cell of the college. A meeting was held for that occasion which was chaired by Sazzad Hussain , Vice Principal of the college and eminent columnist.

The objective of the meeting was explained by Vikash Dutta, accountant, District Vector Bourne Disease Cell. Dr. Biman Sharma, Joint Director of Health, Lakhimpur delivered the welcome address while Gautam Priyam Mahanta, ADC-Health delivered a speech as chief guest. Dr. Gopal Kumar Purakayastha, Superintendent of Lakhimpur Cancer Care Hospital delivered a speech as appointed speaker and retired Superintendent of Lakhimpur Medical College and Hospital Dr Nikhil Kakaty and President of Indian Medical Association, Lakhimpur district unit, Dr Manik Mohan Baruah spoke about various aspects of tobacco addiction by young people. Dr. Shamiul Akhtar Borborah, psychiatrist and Mission Director of Mental Health Programme, Lakhimpur delivered a speech on Understanding Brain and Addiction. Pulin Dutta, Observer Inspector, District  Vector Bourne Disease Cell recited a poem on the subject of tobacco addiction in the meeting. The program was attended by Dr. Dadul Rajkonwar, IQAC Coordinator, Dr. Harini Patowary Das, IQAC Assistant Coordinator and Dr. Rupjyoti Bhattacharjee and Mrs. Mridusmita Hazarika, Coordinators of Physical and Mental Wellness Cell of college.  Dr. Lohit Hazarika, Principal of Lakhimpur Commerce College appreciated the organiser for successful completion of the program. A quiz competition for school children was also organized on that occasion. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks by Dr. Dhiren Saikia, District Tobacco Control Officer, Lakhimpur.