images24th March 2016: A function was arranged in the school hall on 24th March to mark the World TB Day. Two Tibetan doctors, Dr. Tsundue la and Dr. Dasel la from Delek Hospital came and gave a detailed presentation on the present status of Tuberculosis in in the world with special emphasis on Tibetan community. The theme of this year World TB day was “Unite to stop” TB. According to the statistic they had presented, lots of patients were from the students. According to the world statistics of 2012, there were 8.5 million people infected by TB.

Dr. Tsundue la began his presentation with the brief explanation and introduction on the disease. Gradually, he started sharing the statistics of Tuberculosis patients in exile Tibetan community. Speaking on the occasion, he said that the duo had already started visiting various schools and institutions to create awareness about the disease as majority of the patients were recorded in schools and institutions. He also gave information about the cost of various TB medicines especially the MDRs. Finally, he said Prevention is better than cure and left everyone with his last slide which was Take Home Messages on the disease. All the staff and students listened very attentively till the last. All were fully convinced about the high frequency of this disease and ready to unite to stop TB in our community.

After that there was Question and Answer session. Both the teachers and the students asked questions and the doctor gave fulfilling answers for all the questions. Finally, the school Principal thanked the two doctors and presented scarves on behalf of the school. He requested all the staff and students to take every precaution from TB as enlightened by the doctors.

Prior to this, the school had conducted one Painting and essay competition on the World TB Day theme. Lots of students had participated. 24th March is observed as world TB day and it aims to eradicate this disease by 2030.