DOHA: Overseas Friends Welfare Association (OFWA), in collaboration with Building & Woodworkers International (BWI) and with the support of Indian Association of Bihar & Jharkhand, organised a health awareness programme and a panel discussion at the Olive International School’s Thumama campus in association with Hamad Medical Cooperation’s Tobacco Control Center recently to celebrate Qatar National Day.
The main objective of the programme was to create awareness among people about the increasing threat of tobacco consumption and the dangerous effects of diabetes.
Several community leaders and doctors graced the occasion with their presence. Davis, Chairman, Olive International School, was the Chief Guest of the event.
The programme started with the Quran recitation followed by the national anthems of Qatar and India. Students of Olive International School presented a play to the audience with a strong message of “Say no to Smoking”.
Noor El Nakib from HMC’s Tobacco Control Centre made a presentation and explained the seriousness of the problems caused by smoking. She shared how Tobacco Control Center is helping people to get rid of this problem.
Dr Naufal Rizwan from Allevia Medical Centre shared some useful insights about the consequences of diabetes and its management.
Another interesting part of the awareness programme was an interactive panel discussion. The session was moderated by the renowned presenter and philanthropist Anu Sharma.
The panelists included Noor El Nakib (Tobacco Control Center), Dr Rajeev Sharma (Ministry of Interior), Dr Naufal Rizwan (Allevia Medical Center), Advocate Nizar Kochery, Ubaid Tahir (107 FM).
Sanjeev Sharma, from the organising team, thanked all guests and participants for their unconditional support.