The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Devendra Fadnavis welcomed our childhood cancer
patients to 'Varsha', for his birthday celebration on 21 July. The children presented him with specially created greeting cards and spent an enjoyable morning with him.
Mumbai: Actress, Neetu Chandraa celebrated her birthday with childhood cancer
patients at B J Wadia Hospital, Mumbai on 21 July.
New Delhi: A weekly Yoga Workshop was initiated by CPAA on 22 July at
Rajghariya Dharamshala (AIIMS). Professional yoga teacher Shakti will
conduct this workshop for about 50 patients with their families. The
workshop aims to help the patients and care-givers in de-stressing
whilst going through the rigours of cancer treatment.
Hard Rock Cafe hosted a entertaining evening for patients as a part of
the 'Make a Cancer Patient Smile' program, on 25 July. The guest were
treated to an evening of participative games by the emcee as well as the
staff of the cafe. High tea and snacks were served thereafter.
Pune: Cancer Screening Camps were held at the Hadapsar Bus Depot for
their drivers, conductors and workshop staff on 27 July and at the Vanaz
Pariwar School, Kothrud for parents of the students and the school
staff. A breast cancer screening camp was organised for female teachers
and housekeeping staff of the Bishop's School, Undri by Dr. Shekhar
Kulkarni's medical team on 10 August.
Mumbai: The 15th year celebration of Ghazal Khazana, themed
'Celebrations and Nostalgia' was set in the dramatic interiors of the
Regal Room of the Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Mumbai on 29 and 30 July. Some
of the most talented Ghazal singers of the country came together to
perform on a single stage for a noble cause for this annual fundraiser.
On this unique platform, the harmony of music makes a life-changing
impact on the lives of several patients affected by cancer and
thalassemia, due to the joint efforts of Mrs Rekha Sapru of Cancer
Patients Aid Association (CPAA) and Mr Pankaj Udhas of Parents'
Association Thalassemic Unit Trust. This was a rare opportunity for
Ghazal aficionados to experience the rich and vibrant performances of a
galaxy of artists like Bhupinder Singh and Mitali Singh, Anup Jalota,
Pankaj Udhas, Talat Aziz, Suresh Wadkar, Rekha Bharadwaj, Ahmed Hussain
and Mohammed Hussain, Anuradha Paudwal, Penaz Masani, Rajkumar Rizvi,
Neha Rizvi and Runa Rizvi Sivamani, Sudeep Banerjee, Sraboni Chaudhuri,
Amrita Chatterjee, Pooja Gaitonde, Alap Desai, Sumeet Tappoo and Kavita
Paudwal. The concert commenced with a superbly orchestrated medley which
culminated into a joint rendition of the specially penned nazm, Phir
aapki mehfil mein ghazalon ka khazana hai... The surprise performance of
famed percussionist Sivamani along-with his wife Runa Rizvi Sivamani was
appreciated by one and all. Each singer brought forth and enthralled the
audience with their own unique flavour of singing.
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Delhi: Childhood cancer patients in the Pediatric Ward of AIIMS, New
Delhi enjoyed the various activities organised for them on the occasion
of Independence Day. They created beautiful depictions of the Indian
flag and sang patriotic songs. They were treated with delicious
refreshments and lovely gifts.
CPAA's Diagnostic Team of Mumbai was invited to conduct a Cancer
Screening camp at the Suratgarh Military Station (FWO 170 INF BDE) in
the Sriganganagar District of Rajasthan for the families of the Army
personnel. The two-day camp on 15 and 16 August, was a part of the
Company Ltd's CSR initiatives on the occasion of
Independence Day. The camp was inaugurated at by Poonam Kanwar,
Chairperson Family Welfare Organization under the esteemed presence of
Col. A.O. Fernandes (Commandant), Maj. Sanket Chauhan and Ms. Neeta
More, Executive Director - Diagnostic Services of CPAA, Mumbai. CPAA's
medical team consisting of Physicians, Surgeons, Pathologists,
volunteers and counselors screened 572 people in two days. The check-up
was followed by basic cancer awareness and counseling. CPAA's efforts in
spreading awareness about cancer and its basic signs and symptoms were
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Raksha Bandhan, a festival that honours the sweet bond between brothers
and sisters was celebrated in the Pediatric Wards of AIIMS Hospital, New
Delhi on 17 August and Sion Hospital, Mumbai on 19 August. The children
made and tied each other creative and colourful rakhis and exchanged
gifts and sweets. The doctors, nurses and volunteers too joined in the
A Cancer Screening Camp was organised for Cine and TV Artistes
Association (CINTAA) on 21 August at Andheri supported by Oberoi One
foundation for Social welfare. It was a collective effort by CPAA's
Diagnostic Team, Vivek Oberoi, S L Raheja Fortis Hospital, Terna Dental
College, Sushant Sigh, Amit Behl and Sanjay Bhatiya (members of CINTAA).
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From an successful shipping tycoon to an avid art collector to a budding
artist creating art on an unconventional canvas of his Samsung Galaxy
Note Series and stylus, Mr Dilip De's life has indeed come a full
circle. His first solo exhibition entitled 'Celebration of Love'
showcased twenty-four prints consisting of portrayals of various moods
of people and the relationship between Man and Woman. He has generously
donated the entire proceeds from the sale of these limited edition
prints to Cancer Patients Aid Association. The show was inaugurated by
Mr Amitabh Bachchan and Mrs Jaya Bachchan at the Jehangir
Art Gallery, Mumbai on 16 August. The works were on display and sale till 21
August at the venue.
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