27 Apr 2019
Objective of the Event
The main objective was to raise awareness among women about the importance of detecting breast cancer early as well as to have knowledge of various other aspects of breast cancer.
Delhi Public School Gandhinagar always take initiative on creating awareness about health and hygiene not only for students but also amongst the staff members. The CSR team under the guidance of our principal sir Mr. Atanu Rath invited a well-known Consultant Breast Surgeon Dr. Anagha Zope who works with Apollo CBCC Cancer Care Unit. Dr. Zope conducted a very informative session on Breast Cancer Awareness. She focussed on various myths, symptoms & stages of breast cancer. She also showed how to perform breast self-examination, preventive measures and diagnostic tests available. She highlighted about how healthy eating and regular physical activity play a substantial role in preventing cancer. She even advised the female staff to go for regular health check-up after the age of 40.
The colour code of the event was pink, which is the international colour for Breast Cancer Awareness. After the illuminating session teachers took part in an interaction and cleared their misconceptions regarding Breast Cancer. Overall the session was very effective and useful for each and every member of the school.