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Divisional Commissioner flags off a rally of 300 students in Jammu to mark Tuberculosis Day
Jammu, March 24: Divisional Commissioner, Dr Pawan Kotwal flagged off a rally of 300 students organized to make people aware about the eradication of Tuberculosis.

The rally, as a mark of Tuberculosis Day, was organized by Jammu Province People's Forum (JPPF) in collaboration with the students of paramedical fraternity and flagged off by Dr Kotwal from Brig Rajinder Singh Chowk in the presence of Director Health Services Jammu, Dr B.S Pathania and JPPF members.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Pawan Kotwal said that eradication of tuberculosis is the need of the hour as this disease is killing three persons per minute.

"Though the treatment is available at every dot centre managed by the government but unfortunately the awareness among the masses is a matter of serious concern," he said and added, "We have noticed that a majority of people do not go for routine check ups and proper treatment and as a result face a lot of problems in younger age."

Dr. Pathania appreciated the efforts of the forum for organizing this event and asked them to keep on doing such activities to make the masses aware of such deadly diseases to reduce the mortality rate.

President JPPF, Th. Pavitar Singh thanked the students for their efforts to make this programme a grand success and assured them all kinds of support for their bright and prosperous future.

He also thanked Pawan Kotwal and Dr. Pathania for their valuable presence and participation.

The rally passed through Indira Chowk, Hari Market, Raghunath Bazaar, Residency Road, Gummat, Vivekananad Chowk, Dogra Chowk and finally culminated near Maharaja Hari Singh's statue on Tawi Bridge.

The students of Kawa Group distributed pamphlets among the masses for awareness and requested them for routine check-ups of their health.

The members of forum as well as institutions who participated were M.S Katoch (Working President JPPF), Inderjeet Khajuria, Avinash Bhatia, Gajan Singh Khajuria, R.L Tandon, Rajinder Gupta, B.L Bhardwaj, Rajiv Mahajan, M.L Sharma, P.R Slathia, Rajinder Singh, Uday Chand, Johnny Joseph Kutty, Babitha Kutty, Bhupinder Kaur, Sunita Sharma, Anan Sharma and Aman Gupta.

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