Mangalore,March.25 : Observing the World TB Day, Centre for Integrated Learning, city based organization in association with Indian Development Foundation and Mangalore City Corporation launched an awareness drive in the on Tuesday. To mark the occasion, Mayor of Mangalore City Corporation, Jasinta Vijaya Alfred released the awareness posters brought out by Mumbaio based IDF which features Snooker World Champion Pankaj Advani endorsing for the cause of TB-Free World.
The theme of the World TB Day of the year 2015 is “Reach, Treat, Cure Everyone”. Accordingly, the student volunteers of CIL will be reaching out to schools and colleges in the city to spread the message across the spectrum of population.
The poster illustrates the cause and cure for TB and urges the citizens to educate themselves and others on DOTS (Directly Observed Treatment Short Course) which can cure TB which takes a toll of over 3 million people every year.
The poster was symbolically handed over to the mayor by tiny tot Nisha and the Health Department of the Corporation took the responsibility of creating further awareness among people.
MCC Deputy Commissioner (Administration), Gokuldas Nayak, Former Mayor Shashidhar Hegde, Former Deputy Mayor Lancelot Pinto, Convener of Centre for Integrated Learning S Nandagopal, IDF Coordinator for Dakshina Kannada, Umesh Prasanna, MCC Health Officer Manjayya Shetty, corporators Asha D’Silva and Harinath among others were present on the occasion.