Srinagar, Mar 24 /Aman Malik(CNI) : World TB day was celebrated today at Dak Bunglow Anantnag to spread awareness among the public about devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB and to step up efforts for its elimination. This year’s TB day is being celebrated under the theme of ‘”Yes! We can end TB!”. A pledge was taken by officials and attendants present to step up efforts to eliminate TB and take remedial steps in this direction. It is to mention here that District Anantnag has been declared as TB free TB free district by the competent authority for its efforts towards elimination of TB and progress achieved in line with the aim of achieving TB free status by 2025. Meanwhile, DC Anantnag, Dr Basharat Qayoom received award of appreciation from PM Narinder Modi for it’s role in making district Anantnag a TB free district today at Varanasi The event organized by DTC Anantnag lwas attended by CMO Anantnag, Dy. CMO, BMOs and other officials from the health department. Students of ANM/ GNM schools also participated in the event. Earlier a rally of students with placards in their hands displaying the message of eradicating TB was flagged off by ADC Anantnag, Gulzar Ahmad Bhat in presence of CMO Anantnag, Dr. M Y Z ago and other health officials.