GUWAHATI: The 88th annual conference of Srimanta Shankardev Sangha started on Wednesday at Morigaon in Assam. In the four-day annual conference Assam Cancer Care Foundation (ACCF) will create awareness on oral, breast and cervical cancer; will mobilise people about screening of common cancers after the age of 30 years; make people aware about the ill-effect of consuming tobacco and conduct live enforcement of ‘tobacco-free zone’ in the entire conference area.
Through the 88th Annual Conference of SANKAR DEV SANGHA at Morigaon from Feb 6-9, ACCF intends to reach out to the people who will gather for the conference and will sensitise them by collaborating with different local stakeholders. The volunteers of the National Service Scheme from Morigaon College helped in the distribution of leaflets. The volunteers also moved with the Police official to enforce tobacco control on the area. In a gathering of about 5000 youth, experts spoke on tobacco control and oral cancer.
In collaboration with District Tobacco Control Cell, a “Tobacco-Free Zone” will be created by law enforcement through police, youth volunteers and display of signage at different locations of the conference area.
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