To create an awareness of the ill effects of Tobacco and encourage people to choose life and not tobacco, Salesian College of Higher Education (SCHE) in collaboration with NTCP Dimapur organized ‘Tobacco Free and Smoke Free Dimapur’ Cycle Rally on Statehood day of Nagaland, 1st Dec. The Deputy CMO Dr. Antoly Suu flagged off the pedal rally at Thehekhu Village Gate. Dignitaries present for the event from the Medical Dept. were CMO Dr. K. Vikato Kinimi, DNO NTCP Dr. C. Tetseo, DIO Dr. Lenu Akum, ZHO Dr. Arenla.
Speaking at the occasion, CMO Vikato said, “Young people need to bring change in this generation.” This cycle rally for Tobacco and Smoke Free Dimapur, will go down into the history of our common effort to make Dimapur a healthier place to live in, he remarked.
DNO Dr. Tetseo exhorted SCHE and its students to continue to collaborate and support the Govt. effort till the dream of making Tobacco and Smoke Free Dimapur is realised.
Principal of SCHE Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo congratulated and thanked all those who made this rally possible, the Medical Department of Dimapur headed by CMO, Commissioner of Police Dimapur Liremo Lotha, SCHE Rector Fr. Tom Karthik, GSS Rector Fr. Chacko Karinthayil, Rally co-ordinator Avibou Nagi, NTCP members Medongunuo Pienyii, Akangnaro Jamir, staff and students of SCHE.
Altogether 160 Cyclists with placards and led by CMO Dr. Vikato participated in this mega Cycle Rally which covered Thahekhu Village Gate, Westyard, Blue Hill Station, Tragopan Junction, Burma Camp, Veterinary Junction, Don Bosco Statue Junction, Super Market and Salesian College.