“National Cancer Awareness Day”

The P.G. Department of Microbiology and Biotechnology, St. Thomas College, Bhilai observed National Cancer Awareness Day by organizing a lecture for its girl students and female staff. The program was held in collaboration with GEC-NIT Raipur Alumni Association, Bhilai Chapter. The guest speaker was Dr Nivedita Mandal, Gynaecologist & Obstetrician consultant, Bhilai. Er. Nutan Dutt, General Secretary, GEC-NIT Raipur Alumni Association, Bhilai Chapter was the special guest. She graced the occasion on behalf of the alumni association. Principal of the College; Dr. M.G. Roymon in his address stressed on changing lifestyles to avoid being affected by cancer. He called upon the students to lead a healthy lifestyle. Dr Mandal in her lecture apprised the students on the causes of cervical cancer. She emphasized on various preventive measures like vaccinations and tests that could help early diagnosis or prevent cancerous conditions of cervix in females. She also explained on how to self detect breast cancer at the earliest. Students very actively participated in the lively session.

The program was organised by Dr. Shubha Diwan and was attended by all female staff members and students of various life science departments. Ms. Nishita Gautam of B.Sc. Part III Microbiology proposed the vote of thanks.