Pahal Social Organization (Regd) in association with Cancer Control Mission, Mumbai, held a Cancer Awareness Programme in SAM International School, Sector 12, Dwarka on 08 December 2014. Ms Ritu Khati, the School Principal took the initiative to spread awareness regarding the malicious disease among school children, for the first time in Dwarka. The Chief Guest for the day was Alok Saklani- Director of Apeejay School of Management. He addressed the young students and told them various measures which can be adopted for preventing cancer. Encouraging them to include plenty of fruits and green leafy vegetables in their diet, he also stressed about the importance of regular exercise.
The renowned Hindi poet Ashok Luv also graced the occasion and motivated the students to sacrifice momentary pleasures for greater achievements, by controlling their tongue, thought process and environment. A wonderful Power Point Presentation by Mithilesh Singh, the resource person from Cancer Control Mission, was highly informative for one and all. Through the presentation he spread awareness regarding the role played by toxins in producing cancer and how it can be tackled by in taking antioxidant rich diet and following a fitness regime. He also apprised the audience about the help rendered to poor cancer patients by the Cancer Control Mission. The students were also goaded for voluntary donations for the great cause. Malay K chakroborty- President PAHAL advised students to restrain from indulging in junk food and play outdoor games regularly to remain fit and fine so as to become productive members of the society. The programme was concluded by the Vote of Thanks proposed by the SAM School Principal.