Patients Aid Association's Founder Chairman and CEO, Mr Y K Sapru was
honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Workshop
on Cancer Awareness, Prevention, Screening & Early Detection for SAARC
Nations at The Ashoka Hotel, New Delhi on 2 March. He was recognised for
having created this unique organisation, which has been working
relentlessly and selflessly for the last 47 years for the welfare of
poor cancer patients in India as well as surrounding nations. He was conferred this unique honour by Dr Cary Adams, CEO, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
Mr Sapru started CPAA, with the mission of 'Total Management of Cancer'.
It is his vision and farsightedness that has seen a germ of an idea
mature into the well-respected association that CPAA is today. 'Total
Management of Cancer', has been the cornerstone of CPAA's philosophy all
these years. The success of his leadership lies in having truly
empowered each individual in the organisation and enthuse them with a
passion to work towards this noble cause.
The 11th edition of the Annual 'Caring with Style' Fashion show
sponsored by Fevicol, an iconic brand from Pidilite Industries Ltd in
association with and in aid of CPAA was held on 20 March at the NSCI
Dome in Mumbai. This event was spear-headed by ace fashion designer
Shaina NC along-with Bollywood's favourite designer Manish Malhotra who
showcased their special collections on this occasion. Their exquisite
creations were adorned by icons from the film fraternity, achievers and
prominent figures from different walks of life on the ramp. Acclaimed
Bollywood actress and survivor Manisha Koirala was the show-stopper for
Shaina's collection along-with 3 other brave survivors Rashmi, Purnima
and Gurpreet. Renowned celebrities Shabana Azmi, Huma Qureshi, Athiya
Shetty were the show-stoppers for Manish Malhotra's collection. Amongst
others who walked the ramp for the fashion designers and extended their
support for the noble cause were Tara Sharma, Varsha Usgaonkar, Sonali
Kulkarni, Dino Morea, Boman Irani, Adnan Sami, Atul Kasbekar, Sachid
Khedekar, Madhoo, Mrunal Kulkarni and Marc Robinson. Singers Kanika
Kapoor, Armaan Malik and Sophie Choudhary performed to popular numbers.
Veteran singer and music director Bappi Lahiri walked the ramp for
Shaina and later set the stage on fire with his foot-tapping
performance. The event was hosted by Cyrus Broacha. This year the theme
of the show has moved one step further. The theme #Judenge Ladenge
Jeetenge symbolises unification, the spirit to fight and grit to win.
Funds raised from the show will be donated to CPAA towards the treatment
of children suffering from blood cancer.
New Delhi: The students of Pearl Academy did a Pilot project under
the stewardship of their faculty Prof. Ambika Magotra and CPAA's New
Delhi Branch. The students conducted a fun filled activity with
different media of colours with the children. They then printed it on
the fabrics. They were impressed with the talent of childhood cancer
patients in working with colours.
Mumbai: The English play Gauhar Jaan, inspired by Vikram Sampath's
acclaimed book 'My Name is Gauhar Jaan' written by Mahesh Dattani and
directed by Lillete Dubey was held on 27 March at Sophia Bhabha hall
Mumbai. The play traces the life and times of singer Gauhar Jaan, the
first Indian singer to cut a gramophone record in 1902. The musical,
which starred actress Rajeshwari Sachdev and Sufi singer Zila Khan, had
both of them essaying the role of 'Gauhar' at different stages of her
life. Other actors were Denzil Smith, Anuj Gurwara, Danny Sura, Gillian
Pinto and Parinaz Jal.
Delhi: On the occasion of International Women's Day, Cancer
Detection Camps and Awareness talks on Breast and Cervical Cancer were
organized throughout the month of March for the women of Air Force Women
Welfare Association (AFWWA) at Arjan Garh and women officers and wives
of Air Force Officers at Air Force Station, Faridabad and for the
underprivileged people at Basantpur, Faridabad.
CPAA celebrated the successful
completion of 4 years of the Breast Cancer Support Group on 8 March,
International Women's Day in collaboration with the Surgery Disciplines
Department of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). On this
occasion renowned Gynecologist Prof. Renu Misra, was the Guest of
who spoke on emotional well being of the group members. Dr. Anita Dhar
(Surgeon) and Dr. Savita Sapra (Psychologist) addressed the women's
issues while giving them an insight into how to gain ability to assert
themselves in various aspects of their life. The participants enjoyed a
round of housie with attractive prizes.
Pune: Women's Day was celebrated with our women patients at Krushnai
Water Park on 9 March. The women enjoyed the rides and the rain dance
and relish the lunch served thereafter.
Mumbai: Cancer Screening camps were organized at the JNPT
Hospital at Uran on 19 and 20 March for over 400 people.
New Delhi: Holi was celebrated with festive fervour at the
Vishram Sadan Complex on 22 March. Mr. Ravi Raj Sagar yet again
conducted a drama workshop with the special theme Holi which was
thoroughly enjoyed by the children. The ladies from Lioness Club
distributed fruits and sweets to the participants.
Delhi: Prof. Manvi Seth, Head
of the Department of Museology, National Museum Institute has started a
new initiative - Museum goes to Hospital with the Pediatric
Department, AIIMS. As part of this initiative to create awareness about
our National Heritage, a day-long workshop was organised on 13 April
with the support of CPAA, Delhi. The workshop program consisted of
guided gallery tours, discussions and storytelling within the National
Museum gallery. The activities centered on museum objects and consisted
of clay modeling, drawing and painting, puzzles etc. The childhood
cancer patients that were taken to the museum thoroughly enjoyed
Pune: An awareness talk was conducted on 11 April by Dr. Rakesh Neve
at the Oriental Rubber Industry Pvt. Ltd. Due to the high incidence of
use of tobacco products amongst the staff, the lecture stressed on its
ill-effects and high risk of cancer. It was an interactive session that
put to rest many doubts that the employees had. Another awareness talk
was conducted on 22 April at the Sahyadri School, Alandi for its staff
and parents. Dr. Chandrakant Khairnar conducted the session. He
emphasized on early screening as a way to tackle breast and cervical
cancer. He also spoke on how the changes in our lifestyles affected our
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