Creating awareness through sticking of posters on Tuberculosis by students and cleaning the surroundings in the prime locality of the city marked the observance of World TB Day here on Sunday.
The drive was carried out by Centre for Integrated Learning (CIL) in association with the Amala Bharat Campaign (ABC) of Mata Amruthanandamayi Mutt and Rotary Club of Mangalore.
Students of Karnataka Ayurveda College and Srinivas Institute of Social Work participated in it.
Assembly Deputy Speaker N Yogish Bhat distributed the awareness brochures to launch the awareness drive and the locality cleaning programme at PVS Junction. The specially designed TB Awareness poster which is endorsed by Indian Hockey legend Dhanraj Pillai is published by Mumbai based India Development Foundation (IDF). The posters were stuck at strategic locations as to draw the attention of the passers by.
Speaking on the occasion, Bhat stressed on the need to educate and create awareness among general public on diseases like TB which is caused due to lack of public hygiene.
He appreciated the students for taking the responsibility of carrying forward the mission to eradicate such communicable diseases. He also mentioned that the City Corporation has been striving to work out effective measures to enable the solid waste management in the city.
Amruthanandamayi Mutt’s Mangalananda Swamini, Swamini Sandhya from Amaruthapuri in Kerala, Convener of ABC Dr Jeevaraj Sorake, President of Rotary Club of Mangalore Madhav Suvarna, Executive Director of Centre for Integrated Learning Sachitha Nandagopal among others were present.