Anti-smoking/tobacco Camp gets good response
Aligarh: Aligarh Muslim University students run NGO, â€œRabta-merge for a causeâ€™â€™ recently organized â€˜Anti-smoking/tobacco Campâ€™ at the lawns of the universityâ€™s Faculty of Arts.
Inaugurating the camp Proctor, AMU, Dr Mohd Asif Khan enlightened the students about ill effects of smoking and tobacco use. He said that besides the usual harmful affects on the health, use of tobacco also disturbs the social and economic status.
Cautioning the students about the hazardous impact of smoking, Dr Asif pointed out that the habit of smoking among the youth has reached an alarming level.
Dr Asif further pointed out that the university is implementing tough measures to ensure a â€˜smoking free campusâ€™. He also lauded the efforts of â€˜Rabtaâ€™ and assured the volunteers for his maximum cooperation in this noble endeavor.
Dean, Faculty of Arts, Professor, S Kafeel Ahmad Qasmi suggested the NGO members to organize this campaign at a larger level, so that the message is louder and clear. He appreciated the posters made by the students depicting the harmful effects of smoking.
Dr Mohd Junaid, President of the NGO congratulated the members for the successful completion of the camp and said it was all because of the team effort that this camp saw a huge participation from the students.
He further stated that the main motive of the camp was to create an awareness among AMU students about the ill hazards of smoking and tobacco chewing.
Senior member of the NGO, Mansoor Ilahi welcomed the efforts of AMU Vice-Chancellor, Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd) taken to ensure a â€˜smoking free campusâ€™ and urged him to impose a strict penalty on those who are found smoking at work places in the university.
He further appreciated the steps taken by the AMU proctor for maintaining law-and-order in the campus and said it is because of his strict vigil that campus is witnessing normalcy these days.
Secretary of the NGO, Tariq Aziz thanked all for their overwhelming response to the camp and assured that this is just the beginning and there are a lot of things in pipeline, which will be finalized soon.
SM Uzair and Shoaib Wahab played an active role in organizing the camp.
Ex-senior cabinet member of AMUSU Abdullah Imran, Mohd Shawez, Hifzur Rehman, Tazhar Khan, Mohd Nadeem, Asim Anwar, Syed Anas, AfsarAnsari, Manish Agarwal, Farhan Khan, Mohd Anas, Zaid Khan, Ather Baig, Abdul Arsh, Mohd Evaan, Zubair Mubeen, Samd Qadri, Faheem Wasti, Khan Obaid, Kunwar Waqar, Amir Khan, Adnan khan, Abu Shahma, Mohd Saif, Dr Zubair, Dr Asif Siddiqui and others were present on the occasion.