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Urban School and College presents award-winning ‘Smoke-Free Dream City’ model

  • Awarded cash prize Tk45,000, crest, certificate 
  • Speakers highlighted detrimental effects of drugs
Update : 04 Jun 2024, 06:02 PM

In celebration of World No Tobacco Day 2024, Dhamrai municipality hosted a visual fair, rally, and discussion meeting on Thursday, under the theme "Protecting children from tobacco industry interference".

The event held at Dhamrai Municipality Square featured students from 17 schools and colleges competing to create a model of a modern smoke-free city.

Urban School and College won first place with their "Smoke-Free Dream City" model.

Abdus Sobhan Model High School and Hardinge Government High School secured second and third places, respectively.

Urban School and College were awarded a cash prize of Tk45,000, a crest, and a certificate for their first-place achievement.

The awards were received by Mahabub Alam Rasel, chairman of the Urban School and College's board of directors and Principal Saiful Islam Mubin, board member Mohammad Ali, along with the school's teachers and students.

Dhamrai Municipality Mayor Alhajj Golam Kabir chaired the event.

Speakers at the event highlighted the detrimental effects of drugs and emphasized the importance of maintaining smoke-free educational institutions and workplaces.

They expressed a strong commitment to making Dhamrai tobacco and drug-free.

In response to this remarkable achievement, Md Wahiduzzaman, the founder president of the Urban School and College board of directors, said that their goal is to establish a model school and college in Dhamrai-Savar for the community's welfare.

He emphasized that their students will achieve high academic grades and emerge as responsible citizens.

He congratulated all teachers and students involved in this project and those from all participating schools and colleges.

He also welcomed Dhamrai municipality's initiative to make Dhamrai drug-free and urged the organizers to continue such events.

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