World No Tobacco Day 2014: Theme Raise
Taxes on Tobacco: World No Tobacco Day is a global event established to
call attention to the impact of tobacco use on public health and reduce
individual tobacco dependence.
Caring With Style: The Ninth edition of 'Caring With Style' a Fashion Show in support of CPAA, sponsored by Pidilite and spear-headed by Shaina NC was held on May 11 at NSCI Indoor Stadium, Mumbai.
various fields walked the ramp in an ensemble especially created by
renowned designers Shaina NC and Vikram Phadnis for the occasion.
Sadhana, Poonam Dhillon, Tara Sharma, Penaz Masani, Zeeba Kohli, Durga
Jasraj, Arzoo Gowatrikar, Sakshi Tanwar, Rashmi Nigam, Rashmi Uday
Singh, Perizad Kolah Marshall, Gauhar Khan, Aditi Rao Hydari, Neetu
Chandra, Rashmi Desai, Akriti Kakkar, Sheeba, Vidya Malavade, Vivek
Oberoi, Piyush Pandey, Madhur Bhandarker, Ronnie Screwalla, Mickey
Mehta, Niel Nitin Mukesh, Meing Chang and many more showcased creations
made by the designer duo. Performances by singers Shankar and Siddharth
Mahadevan, Niti Mohan, Akriti, Sukriti and Prakriti Kakkar enthralled
the audience. The evening ended with scintillating performance by ace
choreographer Terrance Lewis and his troupe.
Twinning programme: On May 19, representatives from Trivandrum
Medical Trust attended CPAA's Capacity Building programme under UICC's
Twinning project. They were familiarised with all the activities and had
a one-on-one interaction with all departmental heads. They also attended
CPAA's Psycho-Oncology Volunteer training workshop. This programme
empowered them with the 'Total Management' philosophy of CPAA to assist
them in taking their work forward more effectively.
The artists include K H Ara, Anjolie Ela Menon, Ramendranath Chakravorty, Satish Gujral, Prafulla Dahanukar, Shakti Barman, Sunil Das, Shuvaprassanna, Badri Narayan, Jaideep Mehrotra, Paresh Maity, Jayashree Barman, Samir Mondal, Arzan Khambatta,Sunil Das,Kahini Arte Merchant, Nishant Dange, Bina Aziz, Brinda Chudasama Miller, Ajay De, Kishore Roy, Laxman Aeley, Buwa Shete, Seema Kohli, Soketu Parikh, Nayanaa Kanodia, Lalitha Lajmi, Kalpana Shah, H R Das, Ramesh Gorjala, , Ananya Banerjee, Charan Sharma, Kalpana Shah, Yashwant Shirwadkar, Kishor Nedavdekar among others.
Colours of Life has become one of the largest art shows in Mumbai
representing almost all genres of artists and both artists as well as
the art buyers look forward to the show. Politician Priya Dutt and
actresses Tara Sharma, Madhoo Shah and Varsha Usgaonkar lit the
inaugural lamp at the launch of this year's collection. Also present at
the event were Author Shobhaa De, Food critic Rashmi Uday
Singh, Director Kalpana Lajmi and Executive Chairman and
Creative Director for Ogilvy and Mather India and South Asia Piyush
Pandey. Amongst the artists who attended the inauguration were
Lalita Lajmi, Hema Joshi, Samir Mondal, Charan Sharma, Brinda Chudasama
Miller, Jaideep Mehrotra, Bina Aziz, Kahini Atre Merchant and Ananya
Banerjee. The chief guests commended the triumph of 10 childhood
cancer patients who have benefitted from the funds raised from this show
and presented them with gifts as a memento. The art catalogue,
showcasing the collection was especially designed by O&M and sponsored
by Club Mahindra. The collection continues to show online at www.cancer.org.in, where interested art purchase works. Those who are
interested in buying art and bring a smile on a patients face can have a
look at the collection on the website.
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Parents Forum: CPAA, Delhi was invited to participate in the Parents Forum organised by the Pediatric Oncology Department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) on May 12. This forum is held once in three months for the parents and guardians of childhood cancer patients, who are in their initial stages of diagnosis and treatment. The aim of this forum is to give them complete information and support on the facilities available at the hospital and the additional support of the associated NGOs. The importance of hygiene is reiterated and the nutritional advice and tips are given by a dietician. A panel of associate professors and senior residents answer their medical queries too.
Awareness: An anti-tobacco awareness program was organised for the students of
class 6 - 8 of the Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon on May 15. Dr Ali Zamir
Khan from Medanta Hospital conducted an interactive and informative
session on the misuse of tobacco and harmful effects of smoking
cigarettes. He encouraged students to pledge to say 'No' to the very
first puff of cigarette if ever offered. The children benefited greatly
with the lecture and asked the panel pertinent questions on the same. On
May 29, an anti-tobacco and tobacco cessation workshop was conducted by
Dr Sajeela Maini for the male staff and a talk on breast and cervical
cancer talk by Dr Deepali Kapoor for the female staff of the Indian Oil
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