SRINAGAR: Cancer Society of Kashmir (CSK) in collaboration with Islamia College of Science and commerce on Saturday organised a day long awareness camp regarding the fast increase of cancer in J&K for students and faculty members of the college.
According to a statement issued here, College Principal, Prof Mohammad Yaseen Shah highlighted the importance of such endeavors and assured the organisers that college will provide all support and cooperation for such programmes in future also.
Managing committee member of CSK, Prof G M Untoo in his remarks highlighted the scope of awareness programmes and involvement of youth for its success. He advised students not to shy away in discussing their health related issues.
Speaking on the occasion, media coordinator and managing committee member of CSK, Tariq Abdullah Khawar highlighted the aims and objectives of the society.
“Besides the distribution of free costly cancer related drugs to needy cancer patients, the society is also engaged in awareness programmes in order to arrest this disease at the earliest,” Abdullah said and advised students and NSS volunteers to become the ambassadors of CSK in order help its cause.
Prof Nazir Ahmad Khan, radio oncologist at SKIMS and Joint secretary CSK gave a comprehensive presentation on the different dimensions of cancer. He advised students no to underestimate any biennial change in their bodies.
The session was followed by interaction between the students and experts.