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World Cancer Day – Feb 4th 2012 – Vydehi Institute of Oncology


The World Cancer Day is celebrated every year on February 4th. World over many cancer organizations and other health care providers conduct events relevant to the occasion. To generate awareness and positive contribution from one and all a theme is created every year for the “World Cancer Day”.

“Together it is Possible” was the theme for this year.
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World Cancer Day Celebration

On the eve of world cancer day on February fourth, Vydehi Institute of oncology conducted a day’s academic and cultural program.

The chief guest for the day was Dr.T.S.Ganesan who is presently the chairman of the cancer center at Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi. The day’s most auspicious event was the lighting of lamp by Kumari Vydehi which marked the beginning of the function. After Mrs. D.A.Kalpaja, the Director of VIMS gave a talk on management’s perspective, Dr Kantha, the Advisor, VIMS gave an exciting account of oncological career prospects. Dr.M.S.Ganesh,, Head of Oncology briefed the audience about the past present and future of Oncology centre. This was followed by a stirring dance by the three little cuties,who happen to be patients at the oncology center. Dr Geeta Narayan compered the patient testimonial program and this was followed by an interesting lecture by the chief guest Dr.T.S.Ganesan on research as a career for medical students.

The real action started in the afternoon with Dr Durga prasan and Dr Subramanyam hosting a thrilling quiz contest. Dr Bhaskar Viswanathan from the Oncology centre brought the entire floor down laughing with his histrionics. The next two hours saw mind boggling song and dance performances by nursing and medical students. The senior doctors also pitched in with their vocal talents. The event concluded with the announcement of prize winners for photography and painting competition which was held a day before.

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