The third cancer awareness camp, by Catch Brigade team, of around 300 students from colleges and high schools from in and around Paravur will be held at the Sree Narayana Guru Institute of Science and Technology (SNGIST) North Paravur by end of this month. The Paravur Taluk Residents’ Associations’ Apex Council (PATRAAC), as part of its campaign to spread awareness on cancer, had constituted the team in January this year. The team ‘Catch Brigade’ under CATCH (Cancer Awareness and Treatment to Care Human) of PATRAAC was given the required training. The team organized its first cancer awareness camp at the Government Higher Secondary School for Boys and Government Higher Secondary School for Girls in January in which around 1,300 persons took part. The second cancer awareness camp was held at St. Sebastian’s Higher Secondary School, Gothuruth. About 450 persons participated in the camp. Oncologist V.P. Gangadharan is expected to speak about preventive measures and the treatment available.

—T.B. Naseer, General Secretary, Paravur Taluk Residents’ Associations’ Apex Council, North Paravur.

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Law & Order,

R. Nishanthini, inaugurated the state special convention of Residents’ Apex Council of Kerala (RACK) Vanitha Vibhagam here on Wednesday. The meeting decided to ensure the involvement of women in all the women welfare activities initiated by the State government. The meeting was also decided to ensure women’s active presence in programmes like ‘Nirbhaya Kerala’ project of the Kerala Police.

—Hashim Parakkadan, President, RACK 

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