Indian Cancer Society seeks to reach out to young people in a variety of ways. On Sunday 6 March, “Advaita”, the group of eight talented young men making waves in the Indie-music world put up a scintillating performance, combining classical Hindustani &Carnatak music with the modern indium of drums, synthesizer & guitars. The Amphitheatre of India Habitat Centre was packed with people of all ages, totally captivated by the music. Chief Guest Suhel Seth paid a glowing tribute to the work undertaken by ICS Volunteers. In a world where everyone was grabbing for themselves, it was refreshing to find this spirit of giving back to society was alive and well. Mr. Seth honoured three extra-special Volunteers for their zeal. Hon. Secretary Mrs. JyotsnaGovil called for ”Azadi” from the Fear & Stigma of Cancer.
On 8 March, ICS had conduct Cancer Awareness & Screening Camps in less salubrious parts of Delhi, educating young women on the importance of understanding their bodies &dealing with any changes at early stage. Women need to be aware of early signs of cancer. The Talks will be followed by free Screening Camps.
On Sunday 13 March, ICS welcomes another intrepid band of 40 young men & women, including one ‘young at heart’ mentor at the Cancer Detection Centre, Babar Road in Central Delhi. These “Bikers for Cancer Awareness” will ride from VasantKunj to Babar Road for a breakfast halt, a short briefing on Cancer Screening, before they wend their way through Delhi carrying the message of Early Detection across the city.
ICS believes it takes a Community to fight Cancer. On 21 March, Students of Lady Sriram College will organize a Rise against Cancer at their College together with the alumni association, and taking the message of early recognition & detection of cancer to their community of students, teachers, parents & college staff. Rise against Cancer is an omnibus celebration carpet-bombing a selected area or Community with information & screening.
When the mist of myth & deliberate misunderstanding rises, ICS hopes to take young people into a better understanding of how lifestyle today affects our entire lives tomorrow.