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AMU holds awareness programme on World Diabetes Day and Children's Day

The Department of Home Science, Aligarh Muslim University, organised an awareness programme on World Diabetes Day and Children's Day.

Dr. Anisa M. Durrani, Chairman of the Department highlighted the World Diabetes Day, which is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Frederick Banting who along with Charles Best, first conceived the idea leading to the discovery of insulin, in 1922.

Dr. Mrs. Durrani said that diabetes is a common health problem which is largely preventable. About 382 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide and there will be a rise to 592 million by 2035.

In accordance with the theme, "Diabetic education and prevention", an awareness programme on diabetes was conducted through posters and leaflets and with the help of Bulletin Board Presentation, students were provided knowledge about Diabetes, its types, prevention, cure and significance of diet and exercise.

AMU organised awareness programme

To celebrate Children's Day, an educational skit was organised for children on the theme "Shapes and Colours" based on the different characters of cartoons with children of creche at Women's College.

The children participated in the activities with great zeal and learnt about the colours, shapes and designs. Children were given chocolates and toffees.

Prof. Farzana Alim, Miss. Noor-us-Sabah Alam, Miss Nassem-us-Sahar, Mrs. Zeba, Miss Ayesha Farheen and a number of students were present on the occasion.

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