It was that time of the year when the batch of 2012-13, People’s University received their certificates in the Graduation Day Ceremony held at the People’s Medical College auditorium, People’s University. The ceremony was held on the 12th of December 2017, at 09:30 AM.
The Guest of Honor was Col (Retd.) Ashok Khurana. The other dignitaries present were: Officiating Vice Chancellor, People’s University, Dr. Neeraj Upmanyu; Registrar, People’s University, Dr. Neerja Mallick along with the Dean of People’s Dental academy, Dr. Sumit Narang. The 107 graduating students attended the ceremony with their family. The subject toppers were also awarded certificates of merit by the heads of the respective departments.
The overall college topper based on an aggregate of marks for four years was Pitambra Sahu, standing second was Shadabdi A. Chakravarty followed by Fiza Khan Mansoori who stood third. The Dentist’s pledge was administered by Dr. Vrinda Saxena. The event was co-ordinated by Dr. Trilok Shrivasatv, Dr. Priyanka Tiwari with Dr. Ashwini Deshpande who was the master of ceremonies.
People’s Dental Academy an affiliated unit of People’s University organised a workshop on Tobacco Free India.
Dr. N. Ganesh was the Guest Speaker and spoke about Tobacco related epidemiology with
Global and National perspective. Dr. Shubhangi Mhaske, Dr. Preeti Nair, Dr. Punit Gupta also participated in the discussion and expressed their views through their lectures on various topic related to Tobacco and Health, Environment, Smoking etc.
Several issues such as the provision of smoking in public places, proper implementation and legal age of smoking, ban on tobacco advertisements and film by censor board, laws governing promotion of cigarette and other tobacco products, tobacco-free zones, laws regarding selling tobacco products within the 100 yard radius of the educational institution etc were discussed in detail during the workshop.
This workshop facilitated in generating awareness about the effective implementation of tobacco control laws in the country.
A website EK-Pahel-Tobacco Free India was also launched on this occasion.