Indian Academy of Paediatrics, in association with IMA and APNA, conducted competitions for students in Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) making as part of World ORS week celebrations at Shankar Bhavan High School, here on Wednesday.

Speaking on the occasion, IAP district president N. Ramchander said that people were falling sick due to the lack of awareness on ORS and asked them to avoid consumption of contaminated water and food. If the ORS was taken in reasonable doses, sick people could protect themselves from the disease, he added.

About 300 students attended the celebrations. Red Cross Society treasurer Tota Rajasekhar and headmaster Ramesh were present.