Report and pics: Stany Pinto
Mangaluru, Jul 29: Catholic Sabha Permannur unit in association with Mangalore Institute of Oncology (MIO) conducted a health awareness programme for the women on July 29 from 9am to 1pm.
The programme was formally inaugurated by lighting the lamp. Fr Stany Pinto, assistant parish priest presided over the programme. Rolph D’Costa ,p resident Catholic Sabha, central unit, Arun Monteiro, president Juze Vaz deanery, Mangaluru south, Anil Patrao, past president, Catholic Sabha central unit were present as the chief guests.
Melwin C Dsouza, vice president parish pastoral council, Ronald Fernandes, secretary parish pastoral council, Sr Anith Nathaliya, HM St Sebastian English Medium school, Sr Sevrin Fernandes, HM Holy Angels School, Sr Lenita, Nirmala Health centre, Alfred D’Souza, president Catholic Sabha Permannur unit, Navin Felix D’Souza, secretary Permannur Catholic Sabha unit, Sr Carmin Misquith, Supreior Bethany convent, Pramila D’Souza were present on the dais.
The main focus of the programme was to create health awareness on cancer and other diseases among the women. Dr Suresh Rao, Dr Krishna Prasad and Dr Lal from Mangaluru Institute of Oncology animated the session and gave valuable inputs. This was conducted under cancer awareness and education program initiative.
During this programme there was also an awareness session with regard to the government facilities available to women. This input session was conducted by Anupama, resource person from minority department.
During the program the Catholic sabha Permannur unit felicitated Ashvia anna Lasrado the newly elected YCS central council president and Noel D’Souza the newly elected vice president ICYM central council Mangaluru diocese and wished them well.
Joslin D’Souza compered the programme, Alfred D’Souza president Catholic Sabha Premannur unit welcomed the gathering and Melwin C D’Souza proposed the vote of thanks.
More than 350 women took part in this awareness session.