Awareness Programme Against Vector-Borne Diseases at JMI by SDMC
In order to create awareness against vector-borne diseases, officials of South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) today conducted a programme.

Officials and students of Jamia Millia Islamia participated in the programme.  

The purpose of the program was to inform them about the measures to be taken to prevent diseases like Malaria, Chikungunia, and Dengue etc.

Dr G R Choudhary, Deputy Health Officer, Central zone , Dr Hemant , Epidemiologist , Dr Mamta Singh , Entomologist , Malaria Department of SDMC interacted with the audience and informed them through power point presentation about the measures to be taken to prevent accumulation of water specially in this season so that the breeding of mosquitoes is avoided.

SDMC officials stressed the need for keeping water coolers dry, cover overhead water tanks, changing of water of indoor plants as well as bird pots regularly etc.

They said these steps would help in preventing mosquito breeding.

Dr, Irshad H Naqvi,CMO of Dr M A Ansari Health Centre and coordinator of Swachh Bharat Mission, Provost & Wardens  of Boys and Girls hostels, Saquib Azeez, Assistant Registrar, Sanitation, JMI and other senior officials of JMI and a large number of students attended the awareness program.

The participants asked the area MCD Councillor A Wajid Khan, who was also present at the meeting, to ensure cleaning of drainage and other areas where water gets accumulated regularly in the vicinity.

Also, the first Indian Pulitzer award-winning Photo Journalist and alumnus of AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (AJK MCRC) of Jamia Millia Islamia Danish Siddiqui along with two other alumni were today honoured by the Centre at an impressive programme organized to welcome students for the academic session 2018- 2019.

Apart from Danish, others who felicitated were -- Filmmaker Udayan Baijal, Assistant Editor of Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, and 2017 Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) award-winner journalist Karan Deep Singh. SOPA is considered to be Asia’s equivalent of Pulitzer Prize.

 AJK MCRC Director Prof Iftekhar Ahmed gave away a plaque and citation to each of those honoured at the function attended by about 300 students, including fresher’s, from different courses run at the Centre, along with faculty members.

Danish, who works as a Photo Journalist with Reuters, has done his Masters in Mass Communication from AJK Mass Communication Research Centre in 2005-2007.

He was a part of a seven-member Pulitzer-winning Reuters team that covered tragedies unfolding in the wake of mass migration of Rohingya from Myanmar to Bangladesh.

Danish took a photograph of an exhausted and anguished Rohingya woman crossing the Bay of Bengal in a boat as she reached the shores of Cox’s Bazaar refugee camp in Bangladesh.