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World No Tobacco Day road rally

Department of Public Health Dentistry, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, SBV, Puducherry, in association with Indian Dental Association (IDA), Puducherry, along with Mahatma Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Dental Sciences, Gorimedu, State office, National Oral Health Program and National health mission, Transgenders from Sahodaran Community for Oriented Health Development organized “World no tobacco day” road rally on May 31st 2016. The road rally was inaugurated by Prof. Carounanidy Usha, Dean, Faculty of Dentistry, IGIDS, SBV, Dr. Ravishankar, Secretary, IDA and Dr. Arun Prasad Rao, President, IDA, Puducherry. The road rally was organized to create awareness of tobacco related problems among general public with focus on this year theme “Get ready for plain packing”. More than 200 undergraduate students and volunteers actively participated in this rally. The road rally started at Anna statue and ended at Gandhi statue in the beach via Nehru Street. In this road rally, the volunteers carried placards, emphasizing the importance of plain packing.