Bolani (Odisha), April 7: With an objective to create awareness regarding various aspects of health among the community, Tata Steel Foundation, the CSR wing of Tata Steel organised two awareness sessions at Joda on Wednesday marking ‘World Health Day’.
Organised under the banner of Regional Initiative for Safe Sexual Health by Today’s Adolescents (RISHTA) Project, more than 60 participants including youths, members of various Self-Help Groups and students participated in the awareness sessions organised at Koila Hutting and Mukherjee Hutting under Joda municipality. The awareness sessions aimed to improve community awareness on seasonal health issues like heat stroke, dysentery & diarrhea, skin diseases etc. along with Covid-19.
Addressing the participants, Dr Anmol Tigga, Tata Steel Foundation said, “COVID-19 is not over yet. The fight against the pandemic is still on and the best way of defense is to abide by COVID protocol. It is the responsibility of the youth to not only follow the COVID guidelines but also to create awareness among the community regarding it.”
Urging the participants, Dr Tigga also requested the participants to create awareness among people over the age of 45 in their community to register for COVID vaccination. A similar awareness session was also hosted at Khondbond and masks were also distributed among adolescents.
It may be noted here that ‘World Health day’ is an international awareness day, marked every year on April 7. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950, the celebration has aimed to create awareness of a specific health theme to highlight a priority area of concern for the World Health Organization. This year’s theme for ‘World Health Day’ is ‘Building a fairer, healthier world for everyone’, which highlights WHO’s constitutional principle that “the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is one of the fundamental rights of every human being without distinction of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition.”