Report of observation of “World No Tobacco Day 2021”
Manipal College of Nursing (MCON), MAHE, Manipal has observed “World No Tobacco Day” as informed in the circular from University Grants Commission (UGC). Every year, on 31st May, the World Health Organization and global partners observe World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on harmful and deadly effects of tobacco smoke use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form. This year the theme of World No Tobacco Day 2021 is “Commit to Quit”. UGC has directed all the institutions to observe the “World No Tobacco Day” on 31st May 2021 on the theme and also to organize a pledge-taking ceremony in a befitting manner following the strict adherence to the Government protocols on COVID-19.
The pledge taking ceremony was organized for all the faculty, students and non-teaching staffs of Manipal College of Nursing on 31st May 2021. A total of 300 students, 33 faculty and non-teaching staff participated in the pledge. The pledge for faculty and non-teaching staffs was facilitated by Ms Shalini G Nayak, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, MCON Manipal and for the students by their respective class coordinators. The overall programme was coordinated by Ms Shalini G Nayak, Assistant Professor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, MCON, MAHE, Manipal