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Cancer awareness program & Distribution of food-kits at Taremar

September 1, 2020

Mangaluru: “Beat Cancer through Healthy Life style” – An awareness talk on ‘Cancer’ and Covid-19 was organized by CODP through Sparsha program at Taremar in two batches on August 23. An initiative was taken by team of Sparsha to give awareness on Cancer and Covid-19.

Program started with a prayer lead by SHG members. Ms Lydia Moras, Project Coordinator welcomed the gathering. Fr Oswald Monteiro Director of CODP delivered a key note address.

Ms Shilpa DSouza took up the session on Cancer. She explained to the participants about various types of cancer, symptoms and causes of cancer, and how it has affected the life of the people. She also encouraged the participants to grow and consume organically grown vegetables which would lead them to follow a healthy lifestyle. She advised all members who attended, to have a regular health checkup so as to treat this disease at an early stage.

Fr Oswald Monteiro spoke on Covid-19, and the main symptoms of this disease. He mainly focused on SMS which means to maintain Social distance, proper usage of Mask and use of Sanitizers. He also mentioned to take proper precautions which could help in controlling the spread of this disease.  At the end of the session he also advised all the participants to stay safe and healthy.

Thereafter, Fr Oswald informed the recipients about the agencies viz. Sneha Sadan, Kinnikambla and Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation who had donated food-kits to be distributed to needy families.  The food-kits were then distributed to the 62 SHG members who had attended the programme.