Mangaluru: Department of Public Health Dentistry A.J Institute of Dental Sciences in association with Indian Cancer Society, Mangalore and Oracle organized an awareness programme on oral hygiene and ill effects of tobacco and cancer for the students of Karnataka Polytechnic, Mangalore on Nov. 29 2022.
Bhaskar – Student Welfare Officer, Karnataka Polytechnic, Mangalore welcomed the gathering. Shaila Lobo, Regional Operations Manager- Indian Cancer Society along with her team were present. Dr Pooja J Shetty and Dr Vajida Banu, – from the Department of Public Health Dentistry, A.J Institute of Dental Sciences were the resource persons for the awareness session on Oral Hygiene and the ill effects of Tobacco and cancer.
The students were made to take a Pledge to never use Tobacco in any form. A walkathon to reinforce the awareness of Cancer and the Ill effects of tobacco was held for the students. Saplings of the Gooseberry tree known for its cancer-prevention effects were planted on the institution’s premises. Balakrishna B, Head of the Department of Science and Sports Incharge, and Girish Babu Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Karnataka Polytechnic were present.