The State Government has introduced blanket ban on smoking in all the public places and has also made provision to impose penalty on the same. This was stated by I.D. Dhiman, Education Minister while presiding over State level Prohibition Prize Distribution Function here today. He said that the Government had also declared ‘No Smoking Zone’ around the vicinity of all educational institutions in the State.
Education Minister said that women can play a pivotal role to keep their families away from fatal drugs and can make aware the society against this social evil. He exhorted the youth to come forward to fight against drugs and also aware the society about the ill effects of these intoxicants.
The Minister distributed prizes to the children who participated in declamation and painting competitions on prohibition.
In declamation contest, Kumari Poonam Sharma of Senior Secondary School, Pratha, District Solan stood first, Kumari Akshita Shukla of Rainbow International Public School, Nagrota Bagwan, District Kangra secured second position whereas Kumari Anjana of senior secondary school, Kungash, district Kullu was ranked as third at school level competition while at college level competition, Anjala Makhaik of Green Hill Engineering College , District Solan, stood first, Sh Suresh Kumar of Government College , Hamirpur secured second position whereas third prize was shared jointly by Kumari Shrishi Swaraj of Government college Mandi and Kumari Ankita of Government college Kullu.
In poster competition Kumari Kanchan of Senior Secondary School Drang, District Mandi stood first, Kumari Vandana Panwar of Central School, Jatog Cantt., Shimla and Shri Govind of Senior Secondary School Lalpani, Shimla bagged second and third positions respectively.