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Cancer awareness talk was conducted by Yuvraj Singh Foundation on 16th November 2016 in association with the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) under the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC)
November 16, 2016
The event began with Ms. Nidhi, Assistant Commandant, welcoming the attendees, followed by a diya lighting ceremony. The gathering was first addressed by Mr. Prashant Pal who introduced Yuvraj Singh Foundation and spoke about the various activities conducted by the organization, which was followed by a video regarding the same. The breast cancer awareness session was taken by Dr. Sumedha Kushwaha. The talk introduced the women about the disease, its epidemiology globally and relevance in the Indian scenario, incidence and prevalence rate, risk factors, signs and symptoms, myths about the diseases, prevention and treatment. The cervical cancer awareness session was taken by Dr. Manasvi Behl which started with a video regarding this disease and its occurrence in India. Dr. Manasvi gave a deep insight into the disease symptoms and signs in the females, prevention strategies regarding the same, a brief discussion about the vaccination available in the market, factors and habits that lead to the condition and treatment of the disease. She urged women to encourage young girls to get vaccinated and maintain menstrual hygiene amongst women. The oral cancer awareness session was taken by Dr. Shweta, Gautam Buddh Nagar District Officer, Uttar Pradesh State Tobacco Control Board. She explained the women about the harmful effects of first, second and third-hand smoking, about the signs and symptoms of the disease and how to identify it in their husbands and children. She showed several pictures of various oral cancerous and pre-cancerous lesions and conditions among men and women. Sanrakshika (CISF Wives Welfare Association) was established in August 2014. The myriad schemes and measures in which the association works includes career counseling for the wards, self-defence classes, reaching out to specially abled children, merit awards for excellence in sports and academics, cultural & sports activities for the families, environmental awareness, heritage and cultural awareness among the families, honing literacy skills via ‘Sanrakshika’ Udyaan magazine, skill development etc. The Uttar Pradesh StateTobacco Control Board functions in various states across the country under the National Tobacco Control Program, Government of India. The functions involve bringing about greater awareness about the harmful effects of tobacco use and facilitate effective implementation of the Tobacco Control Laws.