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.

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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.


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