Awareness session by Tata Steel Foundation on World Cancer Day

Joda: With an objective to create awareness regarding various aspects of cancer among the community, Tata Steel Foundation, the CSR wing of Tata Steel organised an awareness session at Anganwadi center, Kamarsahi, Ward Number 9, Joda Municipality on Thursday marking the ‘World Cancer Day’.

More than 30 women participants including youths, members of various Self-Help Groups and students participated in the awareness session that was organised under the banner of Regional Initiative for Safe Sexual Health by Today’s Adolescents (RISHTA) Project.

Addressing the participants, Dr Anmol Tigga, Tata Steel Foundation said, “According to World Health Organisation, Cancer is now the second leading cause of death globally after cardiovascular diseases. The disease accounts for one in six deaths around the world. Awareness is one of the key steps to stay safe from the deadly disease.”

Urging the participants to stay away from tobacco, Dr Tigga also emphasized upon the negative effects of tobacco usage on health and environment. Apart from this, participants were also informed of various methods to keep themselves away from this habit and various measures to reduce the risks associated with tobacco usage.

It may be noted here that ‘World Cancer Day’ is an international awareness day, marked every year on 4 February with an objective to save millions of preventable deaths each year by pressing on the issue, raising awareness and educating people on cancer. This year’s theme for ‘World Cancer Day’ is ‘I Am and I Will’, which is all about positive actions through self-commitment to reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) by a third by 2030.