Yuthembu Govt upper primary school would become tobacco free as decided by its governing body members in a meeting on Wednesday.
Sale of any tobacco products within the radius of 100 yards from the school campus will be strictly prohibited and anyone found violating the rules will be penalized under COTPA act 2003.
An advisory committee, under chairmanship of BEO Jang Thingbu including headmaster and teachers as members, has been formed.
Jang GHS school has also been declared as tobacco free campus. The meeting witnessed oath Other schools will follow suit soon, district tobacco control cell DPO Dr. Sang Thinlay said as his team members have been actively brining mass awareness on ill effects of tobacco in various schools and institutions of the district. (DIPRO)