World Tuberculosis day awareness

On the day of world Tuberculosis day awareness Talk was organized by Darwin zoological Society, PG Department of Zoology DAV College Jalandhar.
 
Dr. Rajiv Khosla was the guest of honour and Principal Dr Rajesh Kumar along with Head of Department and Dean Academics Prof. Punit Puri gave a floral welcome to Dr Khosla.
Prof. Punit Puri while his introductory speech told that each year, we recognize World TB Day on March 24. This annual event commemorates the date in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacillus that causes tuberculosis (TB).
World TB Day is a day to educate the public about the impact of TB around the world. The theme for world TB day for the year 2023 is ‘Yes! We can end TB!’, aims to inspire hope and encourage high-level leadership, increased investments, faster uptake of new WHO recommendations, adoption of innovations, accelerated action, and multisectoral collaboration to combat the TB epidemic. This year is critical, with opportunities to raise visibility and political commitment at the 2023 UN High-Level Meeting on TB. The spotlight of World TB Day will be on urging countries to ramp up progress in the lead-up to the 2023 UN High-Level Meeting on TB. WHO will also issue a call to action with partners urging Member States to accelerate the rollout of the new WHO-recommended shorter all-oral treatment regimens for drug-resistant TB. World TB Day is observed annually on March 24 to raise awareness about TB and efforts to end the global epidemic, marking the day in 1882 when the bacterium causing TB was discovered.
Prof. Puri invited Dr Khosla for his knowledge enriching talk which was full of awareness about the disease. He explained minor details in a very lucid manner. In the end the vote of thanks was proposed by Prof. Pooja Sharma.
Dr Rishi Kumar, Dr Kapila Mahajan, Dr Abhinay Thakur, Prof Pankaj Bagga, Dr Gurmeet were present during the talk along with students of UG and PG classes.

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