Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) and Birshrestha Munshi Abdur Rouf Public School & College, Dhaka, jointly organized an awareness program on tobacco control and anti-drug on 9 October 2017.
A total of 500 students of class IX and teachers of different Departments of college were present in the event. Brig Gen Mohsen Uddin Ahmed, Additional Director General (Treatment) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was present as Chief Guest. Major Nasiruddin Mhamud, Additional Director (Education) of BGB and Mr. Mukul Joti Chakma, Deputy Director, Department of Narcotics Control (DNC) present as Special Guests. The program was chaired by Birshrestha Munshi Abdur Rouf Public College Principal Lt. Col Md. Akhtar Iqbal. Md. Mukhlesur Rahman, Assistant Director and Project Coordinator of DAM Tobacco control program delivered the welcome speech. DAM Program Officer Umme Jannat gave a presentation on harm of tobacco use and its effect and ways to keep tobacco free.
On the other hand, Counselor of Ahsania Mission Female Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center Shermin Abaden gave presentation on harmful effects of drug abuse. After that a quiz completion was held on those two presentations ans students participates in this competition spontaneously. In his speech the Chief Guest pointed out that the tobacco use and drug addiction are increasing alarmingly among the students and youths. He also urged the students to be more aware on tobacco control and anti-drug issues and work for creating tobacco and drug free society. During the program, Assistant Director and Project Coordinator of DAM Tobacco control program Md. Mukhlesur Rahman handed over the No Smoking Signage and Anti drug poster developed by ‘Chetona’ with the assistance of Lions Club of Dhaka Oasis to the Chief Guest of the program. The event was organized with the assistance of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) and Lions Club of Dhaka Oasis. At the end of the event all the students signed on a white cloth demanding graphical health warning on 50% upper portion of all tobacco products packet.