For the next couple of weeks, National Cadet Corps (NCC) volunteers of D.G. Vaishnav College will travel nearly 3,000 kilometres across the State, on motorcycles, to create awareness on prevention of, and cure for tuberculosis (TB).
The 10th edition of the motorcycle expedition kicked off in the city on Tuesday with 22 cadets from 1 (TN) Armed Sqn. NCC, D.G. Vaishnav College. “We will travel across six cities, 25 to 30 towns and 40 villages in the State and return to the city on February 19,” said S. Santhosh Baboo, NCC officer of the college.
The expedition is in line with the theme — ‘Reach the three million–A TB test, treatment and cure for all’ — of World TB Day, which falls on March 24.
It was organised by the NCC unit and State Health Society–Revised National TB Control Programme, Tamil Nadu.
The trip will cover places including Vellore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Palani, Dindigul, Tirunelveli, Ramanathapuram, Madurai and Villupuram.
Apart from staging skits and distributing pamphlets on TB, the cadets will also conduct a survey among the public during the expedition, said Capt. Baboo.