Sunday, March 24, 2013

World TB Day at Freedom Park, Bangalore

The World TB Day was organised today in a fitting manner at Freedom Park, Bangalore by The State TB Office, in collaboration with various Government Government and Non Government Organisations involved in Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP)

Sir.  M. Madana Gopal, I.A.S, Principal Secretary, Department of Health and Family, Govt. of Karnataka was the Chief Guest for the function. In his address, he mentioned that Drug Resistalation that are the most vulnerable population. Earlier, Sri Madana Gopal cut the ribbon and inaugurated the varnt TB was a major challenge and it should be faced in an effective manner. Emphasising the importance of DOTS, he called for the participation and support of all the Practitioners. He also said that special attention was required on TB-HIV popuious TB awareness stalls that had been installed to generate awareness.

Indian Development Foundation also initiated an awareness campaign through auto rickshaws in various places of the city; and around 300 auto rickshaws participated in the campaign. Young Social Ambassador, Master Karan Dravid gave an inspiring speech on TB, soliciting the support of all in the crusade against TB.

Awards were presented to various categories of the RNTCP staff, both from the Government and Voluntary Sector. Best three students in the essay contest organised by Indian Development Foundation were also honoured with cash prizes and participation certificates by Sri. Madana Gopal. Out of 55 schools that participated in the essay contest, Following Students bagged the following Prizes:

  1. Master Abhinand Vinodh, from Air Force School, Murugeshpalya
  2. Miss. T.R. Nisarga, student of Sri Maruthi, Vidya Mandira High School, Kamakshipalya 
  3. Miss. A. Mansi, from Anthony Claret School, Jalahalli 

A few cultural programs were also organised to entertain and educate the large gathering on TB.

IDF had organised a Hombe Atta, by a leading artist, Ms. Jeyashree, who won the attention and appreciation of all. A few awareness posters and stickers were released on the occasion. The function was attended bymany Officer Viz; Sri. R.R.  Jannu, I.A.S, Rural Health Mission, Dr. B. Dhanyakumar, Director, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Dr. Shasidhar Buggi, Director, SDS and RGICD, Sri. B.V. Patil, IAS, Commissioner, Department of Health and Family Welfare and Dr. Prahalad Kumar, Director,  National Tuberculosis Institute.

Mr. AG Prakash, Principal of Sri Ayyappan  Educational Institutions, Jayamhal Extension, IDF Ambassadors, Ms, Kalpana Devi, Master Nishchith, Miss Neha, Ms. Padma Sunderrajan and her family and Ms. Vidya Jeyaraj took active part in the event. IDF staff, Mr. Ramakrishnan, Mr. Gurumurthy, Mr. Umesh Prasanna, Mr. Arulraj, Ms. Geetha  and Mr. Ashok. did their very best towards making mark of IDF. Dr. M.D. Suryakanth, Joint Director (TB) and State TB Officer, welcomed and Dr. Anil Kumar, Deputy Director, Government of Karnataka, proposed vote of thanks.

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