1. The ‘Nation-wide Cancer Awareness Programme’ (CAP), jointly launched by Cancer Care India (CACI) and the National Cadet Corps (NCC) on 26th May 2003, has drawn attention of a large number of distinguished people, eminent medical professionals, media etc. These are very encouraging. Excerpts of the views and comments of a few are given below:-
1.1 “The President of India Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam, is happy to know that the Cancer Care India and the National Cadet Corps are jointly organizing Cancer Awareness Programme.”
-Rastrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
1.2 “ I am glad to know that Cancer Care India, New Delhi in association with National Cadet Corps is launching Cancer Awareness Programme on 3rd September 2005 in Mumbai. A regulated life style through generation of awareness can be quite helpful in preventing the spread of this disease. The Awareness Programme, I am sure, shall go a long way in this direction.”
- H.E Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat,
The Hon’ble Vice President of India.
1.3 “ I am extremely happy to learn that Cancer Care India and the National Cadet Corps will jointly launch Cancer Awareness Program on 3rd September 2005, at Mumbai (Maharastra). About 60% cancer cases are preventable through regulated life style. Prevention is better than cure. The first important step in the control of cancer is to overcome fear and ignorance through education and awareness”.
-Dr. Anbumani Ramadoss,
Hon’ble Minister of Health & Family
Welfare, Govt. of India.
1.4 “ The Nation wide Cancer Awareness Programme launched by Cancer Care India and the National Cadet Corps, is unique and need of the hour. This should have been done much earlier.”
- Magasaysay Award Winner Padamshree Dr. V Shanta,
Executive Chairman, Cancer Institute, Adyar, Chennai.
1.5 “ Over the past two years the NCC and Cancer Care India have been in the forefront of nationwide Cancer Awareness Programme. Our joint efforts have been recognized and appreciated by a vast cross section of our society. We will succeed in spreading cancer awareness into the remotest corners of our country.”
- Lt.Gen M C Bhandari, AVSM and Bar,
Former Director General, NCC, New Delhi.
1.6 “I write to thank Cancer Care India for having taken the initiative to conduct Cancer Awareness Programme in conjunction with us through out the country.”
- Lt.Gen (Retd) B K Bopanna, PVSM, AVSM, VSM,
Former Director General, NCC.
1.7 “It is indeed heartening to note the noble work being undertaken by your organization for spreading awareness about cancer. Your venture is all the more laudable as it has sought to create awareness through the young and motivated cadets of the National Cadet Corps. It will, besides, spreading the message, educate the youth themselves about the disease. The Armed Forces Medical Services would be in a position to assist you in spreading the message.”
-Surg.Vice Admiral V K Singh, PVSM,AVSM,VSM,PHS,
Director General Armed Forces Medical Services.
1.8 “It is a well thought out decision to promote cancer awareness all over India systematically through NCC cadets.”
-Shri Gopal Chandra Chakraverty, Eminent Freedom Fighter,
Founder of Ushagram Vikash Kendra, Birnagar, Nadia, WB.
1.9 “Cancer Care India and NCC have taken up the programme in war footing. The mission ‘Awareness’ will surely work as the anti cancer vaccine and help preventing cancer.”
-Shri. S M Khan, Press Secretary to the President of India, Rastrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.
1.10 “It is remarkable and exemplary. If I can be of any help in your commendable work, it will be my pleasure.”
-Prof (Dr) Vinod Kochupillai,
Chief Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi.
1.11 “Cancer Care India is doing a highly commendable work along with National Cadet Corps all over India. ……. capable to penetrate into the remotest places of the country. Your activities to promote Cancer Awareness in the country are laudable.”
-Prof (Dr) Saroj Gupta, Director, Cancer Centre Welfare Home and Research Institute, Kolkata.
1.12 “I must congratulate Cancer Care India for the yeoman service rendered through young men and women of NCC in preventing cancer.”
- Lt. Gen (Dr) M P Jaiprakash, AVSM, Medical Oncologist,
Commandant Armed Forces Medical College, Pune.
1.13 “I am overwhelmed with the response this programme is getting. It is largely indicative of your hard work, dedication and enthusiasm.”
-Dr. Lalit Kumar, Prof. Medical Oncology,
Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi.
1.14 “Cancer Awareness Programme with NCC cadets started on 26th May 2003 at Army Hospital Delhi Cantt. has spread over India very successfully. You have correctly targeted the young group who will be able to carry on the task for long time.”
- Lt. Gen (Dr) A K Lahiri, VSM, (Retd),
Former Director General Medical Services (Army).
1.15 “Your organization is carrying out the cancer awareness programme with all sincerity and dedication all over the country.”
-Air Vice Marshal (Dr) J K De, VSM (Retd),
Former Commandant, Air Force Command Hospital, Bangalore.
1.16 “Cancer Care India has been doing a commendable job…… reached at grass root level, which was a gray area.”
- Maj. Gen (Dr) A B Chattopadhyay, Commandant,
Army Command Hospital, Northern Command,C/O 56 APO.
1.17 “I am sure such programmes would go a long way in creating cancer awareness, diagnosis and ensure best out comes for humanity.”
– Dr. Y P Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer,
Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre, Delhi.
1.18 “Outstanding contribution made by Cancer Care India to bring about cancer awareness through the nationwide Cancer Awareness Programme.” –
-Air Commodore Sudhir Asthana, VM,
Deputy Director General, NCC, Rajasthan.
1.19 “ Institution of Rolling Trophy on Cancer Awareness is a good and laudable visible energetic gesture on the part of Cancer Care India and it will go a long way to spread Cancer Awareness messages.”
- Brig D S Dhillon,
Former Deputy Director General, NCC, Chandigarh.
2. We welcome views and comments on our CAPs from eminent people.