31 May 2005, AIMS Kochi
ATMA, Anti-Tobacco Movement at Amrita, launched by the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, started functioning on Tuesday.
It was inaugurated by former minister K.B.Ganesh Kumar. Swami Poornamritananda Puri, general secretary of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, delivered the benedictory address and City Police Commissioner Dinendra Kashyap administered the oath of ATMA.
K.G.Viswambharan declared Amrita campus as `No tobacco zone’. The students and the staff of the hospital also formed a human chain to pay tribute to this noble venture.
The hospital also organised an exhibition to create awareness about the hazards of tobacco use. The exhibition will be on till June 5.