GUWAHATI, Jan 21 - Deepsikha�s walk against cancer titled �Vijay� in association with Narayana Superspeciality Hospital and Aircel was flagged off by eminent cancer surgeon Dr Ashok Kumar Das of B Barooah Cancer Institute at 8 am today from the KC Das Commerce College, a press release received here stated.
Partnered with Deepsikha, the walk is an annual event organised by Deepsikha and is aimed towards sensitising youths and the present generation against the ill effects of tobacco.
It is the youth of the country who need to cultivate an attitude towards saying no to tobacco in any form in order to realise the dream of a tobacco-free world.
The walk which ended at Judge�s Field was followed by a skit and quiz competition held amongst different schools and colleges of Guwahati. Students from several educational institutions performed some very innovative skits with the anti-tobacco message as its theme.
Gurukul Grammar Senior Secondary School bagged the first prize followed by Modern High School and KK Handique Open University.
The quiz competition with cash prizes covered areas related to the speeches made by eminent anti-tobacco crusaders of Assam and aimed at attracting attention of the youth towards the very sensitive issue of total devastation caused by tobacco in the lives of youngsters .
The programme was attended by eminent oncologist Dr Tapan Kumar Saikia from Prince Aly Khan Hospital of Mumbai, Ghanashyam Nath, Principal of KC Das Commerce College, Dr Bithy Saikia from Tata Memorial Hospital of Mumbai, Saumik Dasgupta and his team from Haryana Superspeciality Hospital, Dibyajyoti Khound and his representatives from Aircel, Samiran Baruch, district nodal officer of the Anti- Tobacco Cell, Assam, students of KC Das Commerce College and a host of cancer survivors and well-wishers of Deepsikha.