Panaji, December 7, 2012 ….. The 3rd meeting of District Task Force Committee on Tobacco Control chaired by Shri R. Mihir Vardhan, Collector (North ) was held in the conference hall, Collectorate, Panaji.
During the course of discussion at the meeting, it was proposed to organize one day workshop on Tobacco control for Principals of Higher Secondary Schools and Colleges in North Goa. About 100 Principals or their representatives are expected to participate in the workshop.
It was also proposed to hold the awareness programmes at various schools to educate the school going children about ill effect of smoking, gutkha and Tobacco etc. during the month of January and February, 2013.
The meeting also discussed about printing of leaflets on Tabacco Control to distribute to Panchayats and Schools, to prepare and display of revised new “No Smoking” boards, enforcement squad as per COTPA act at taluka level in North Goa and related other issues.
The meeting was attended by Dipak Desai, Addl. Collector, Smt. Sheru Shirodkar, Dy. Collector, Shri Roland Martins, Dr. Shekhar Salkar, other committee members and Senior Govt. Officers.