Stars Of Hope successfully organized a Tuberculosis Awareness Program (ACSM) at Government Secondary School, Sirwani, on September 26, 2023.
The program was organized under the Project JEET (Joint Effort to End TB) of Stars Of Hope, which is supported by the State TB Cell, Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Sikkim.
Mr. Om Kumar Chettri, TO – DTC Singtam and Mr. Bikash Thapa, Chairmen of Stars Of Hope served as the key resource persons.
Distinguished guests in attendance included Ward Panchayat of Sirwani – Mr Manoj Darjee and the Headmistress of the School – Mrs Priyadarshani Pradhan; alongside the School’s Incharge, dedicated Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff, and enthusiastic Students also attended the program.
Mr. Om Kumar Chettri delivered an insightful address on “Tuberculosis – Insights and Outlook.” His comprehensive presentation shed light on the nuances of Tuberculosis, providing the audience with a deeper understanding of the disease, its signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and the importance of early detection and diagnosis.
Mr. Bikash Thapa took the stage to emphasize the Role of the Community in Tuberculosis Elimination. He also highlighted the importance of diet and exercise, risk factors associated with TB, and different schemes available for patient benefit.
The program also included an Open-House Quiz. The quiz was not only informative but also entertaining, fostering a spirit of learning. The Top-5 Quiz participants were acknowledged and provided with a certificate, a medal, and a small gift.
Stars Of Hope presented a Tokens of Gratitude tto Ward Panchayat – Mr Manoj Darjee for gracing the program with his presence; Mr Om Kumar Chettri for serving as a resource person; and the School for their support in organizing the program successfully.
The program was anchored by Ms. Roshni Sharma one of the Teachers at the School.
The program fostered a sense of responsibility and unity within the community, emphasizing the collective effort required to eliminate Tuberculosis effectively.