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Dr. D. Y. Patil BioTechnology and BioInformatics Institute

Pledge taking ceremony on the World No Tobacco Day

Monday, May 31, 2021 | DYPBBI Library Reading Hall |Events

Report: Dr. D. Y. Patil Biotechnology & Bioinformatics Institute organized a pledge taking ceremony on the eve of "World No Tobacco Day” on 31st May 2021 at 4:00 PM in the Library Reading Hall. All teaching staff, research staff and non-teaching staff were present for the event.

Every year, on 31st May, the World Health organization (WHO) and global partners observe the World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. This year the theme of the day was “Commit to Quit”.

Director Prof. J. K. Pal addressed the staff and students, and spoke about the harmful effect of Tobacco use (smoking, chewing etc.) and the importance of observing the WNTD in creating awareness among all. Professor Minal Wani then took the pledge (both in English and Hindi) along with all present for the event. The COVID 19 guidelines/protocols were strictly followed throughout the function.