In order to literate its children and staff, the ICSK Senior, organized a cancer awareness programme on 30 October 2019, in the school auditorium. The guest doctors for the seminar were renowned Oncologist and patron of Cochin Cancer Society and Dr. Chithrathara who happens to be a Gynecologist, Urologist and Surgical Oncologist. The initiative the school had taken to spread awareness amongst the children is indeed appreciable.
Dr. V.P Gangadharan, Senior Consultant of Medical And Pediatric Oncology, is a renowned Oncologist from India who is known for his support to the poor and needy cancer patients by providing them with subsidized medicines and free counseling through Cochin Cancer Society.
Dr. Chithrathara the first lady Urologist of Kerala. She has specialized in Gynecological,, Urological and Breast Cancer surgeries. She is the Head of the Department and Senior Consultant in surgical and Gynaec Oncology at Lakeshore Hospital Cochin, Kerala.
The programme commenced with the Islamic prayer followed by a symphonious prayer song and Kuwait and Indian national anthems sung by the school choir Swaranjali.
They were greeted and welcomed with gratitude and utmost respect with the welcome address that was delivered by the Vice Principal of ICSK Senior, Mrs. Susan Rajesh. The Principal and Senior Administrator of ICSK Senior Dr. V. Binumon, introduced the eminent personalities to the large gathering that was seated in the auditorium with great pride. His words evidently spoke his heart out.
Dr. Amir Ahmed, former President of Indian Doctors’ Forum Kuwait,who is a Physician at the Kuwait National Petroleum Company, a keen initiator of education oriented programmes, above all a well wisher of ICSK, delivered the introductory speech. The Principal, Dr. V Binumon and Dr. Amir Ahmed presented the mementos to Dr. V.P Gangadharan and Dr. Chithrathara as token of their deep respect, gratitude and appreciation.
The seminar turned out to be a very vital one when Dr. Gangadharan explained the children about the causes, cures and symptoms of cancer and the reason why it is considered to be a very dreadful disease. He quite explicitly explained the three major causes of cancer, which happened to be 1] smoking 2] consumption of liquor 3] high calorie diet. He also spoke about the highly advanced treatments to cure cancer. He shared the different sessions that he used to carry out at the Cochin Cancer Society along with the inmates of the society who happened to be cancer patients. He enlightened the gathering about how to lead a cancer free life.
In between his presentation, the fruit break that is a part of the newly initiated BIO BREAK was also enjoyed collectively, wherein people shared fruits with each other and relished too.
The session was further carried forward by Dr. Chithrathara wherein she discussed about the different kinds of cancer that affects different parts of human body. She also mentioned about the different symptoms that would help people with the diagnosis at an early stage in order to begin with the effective medication.
The most crucial part of the seminar was the interactive session that was open to all in order to share their queries and concerns. The session turned out to be quite informative as all their concerns were attended to wholeheartedly by the acclaimed wonder doctors Dr. V.P Gangadharan and Dr. Chithrathara. The session was made quite riveting when Dr. Gangadharan amused the gathering with his fascinating skill of blowing mouthorgan and he played to the tunes of a famous bollywood song.
The fruitful seminar culminated with the vote of thanks by Mrs. Niva Elna Varghis, Academic Supervisor, Senior Secondary, ICSK, Senior.