Awareness Programme on COTPA Act and ill effects of tobacco
NSS unit of Dr T.M.A Pai Polytechnic, Manipal organized a guest talk on the topic “COTPA Act 2003 and ill effects of tobacco” under National Tobacco Control Program, on 04 January 2020.
Ms Manjula Shetty, Consultant in the Department of Health and family welfare, Ajjerkadu, Udupi, was the resource person. She briefed the students about the COTPA act 2003, mainly on the Sec 6(a) Prohibition of sale of tobacco to minors and Sec 6(b) Prohibition of sale of tobacco products within hundred yards of any educational institutions.
Around 50 students participated in the programme. Mr Hithesh Kundar of final year mechanical engineering compered the programme. NSS officer of the college Mr Ashwin Naik was present.