Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The Central Government Women Employees’ Association celebrated International Women’s Day on Monday by organising a range of entertaining and informative programmes for its members.

Participating in a one-on-one interaction, T. Srikala Prasad, assistant professor, Urology, Government Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital, explained the various cancers associated with women and cleared misconceptions the employees had about the changes associated with age.

She urged the gathered women to eat breakfast, and include a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits and plenty of water.

This would help them maintain the recommended weight, she said.

Most women who had Polycystic Ovarian Disease (PCOD) were found to weigh at least 25 kg beyond the recommended weight, she said.

Cultural programmes by the members and their children were conducted as part of the celebrations.