‘No Tobacco’ Awareness Campaign by Sharda University
A special initiative to engage people in raising awareness against Tobacco due to its harmful effects on health, family and society
Talking about the initiative Dr Swati Sharma, Staff Incharge, Department of Public Health Dentistry said “In India alone, tobacco consumption leads to around 10 million deaths each year and makes many more a victim of its associated morbidity. The use of tobacco leads to dangerous health disorders including lung cancer, oral cancer, chronic respiratory tract disorders etc, so the need to spread awareness against the use of tobacco has become quite essential. The Department of Public Health Dentistry, School of Dental Sciences has been conducting such awareness campaigns and public safety initiatives to convey the dangers of tobacco. Our students and faculty members have been reaching out to people and organising health check-up camps and workshops. So far we have reached out to 40,000+ people across more than 12 cities in India.”
Sharda University has been raising its voice against Tobacco and the ill-effects of its consumption since its inception in 2006 by supporting the “World No Tobacco Day” initiative of the World Health Organization (WHO) on 31st May every year.
As a part of the next phase of this Community Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative Mr. P K Gupta, Chancellor, Sharda University, Mr Y K Gupta, Pro Chancellor, Sharda University are providing their full supporting and Dean SDS, Dr. M Siddharth, and his team of 50 students and interns along with faculty Dr. Swati Sharma, Dr. Alankrita Chaudhary, Dr. Kuldeep Dhanker and Dr. Sahil Thakar, will be taking the campaign to other parts of the state.
About Sharda University
The Sharda Group of Institutions (SGI) has been the provider of world class education since 1996. Sharda University is a leading educational institution based out of a 63-acre sprawling campus in Greater Noida, Delhi NCR. A venture of the renowned Sharda Group of Institutions (SGI), the University has established itself as a high-quality education provider with prime focus on holistic learning and imbibing competitive abilities in students. Sharda University has more than 180 tie-ups with global universities such as, Middlesex University, London, King’s Western University, Canada, Missouri State University, Sacred Heart University, Ural Federal University, and University of Ljubljana which are beneficial for both students and the faculty. It is the largest educational group based in Uttar Pradesh, having 20,000+ students from 80+ countries and 1200+ faculty strength. More than 350 corporates have visited the university this year with 37,500+ students placed so far in various multinational companies. It also has 47,500+ alumni network who are today leaders in their respective realms