World Health Day was celebrated at Lawrence Publc School, Sidhra. A special assembly was conducted on this occasion. The theme of this years World Helath Day was ‘Small bite, big threat’ a timely reminder that vector-borne diseases affect billions of people globally, including millions in all 37 countries and areas in our Region. The assembly started with an excellent theatrical performance by ESMR Theatre Group, “Chirago ko Roshani Duo” directed by Vijay Malla & performed by Kanta Sharma, Shallu Kumari, Qurat ul Ain, Anuroop Pathania, Rakesh Katoch, Chankaya Sharma & Vijay Malla. Students were informed that vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, mites, fleas, sandflies and freshwater snails are organisms that transmit dangerous parasites, viruses or bacteria from one infected animal or person to another, causing serious diseases in humans. One sixth of the illness and disability suffered worldwide is due to vector-borne diseases, with more than half the world’s population currently estimated to be at risk of these diseases. There is a need to call for greater vigilance and action in tackling a range of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis and schistosomiasis. Principal, Lawrence Public School, Sidhra Mrs Shivani Joshi thanked the participants for their spectacular performance & sharing their views with the students. Later students participated in slogan making & poster making competiton.
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