STATE TIMES NEWSJAMMU: On completing a decade of cancer awareness, Lajwanti Bhagatnath Radiations of Hope-a Cancer Care Foundation Trust J&K organised a ‘Faith Healing Workshop’ at Peer-Kho cave temple Jammu. The event was initiated by Mahant Ravinathji and witnessed a Havan followed by cancer survivors meet arranged by Kark Vijayan, the first cancer survivorship group of J&K. The main aim of survivor meet was sharing of ideas among patients, survivors and care-givers. Dr Rahul Sharma Associate Professor Radiation Oncology GMC Jammu was the Resource Person on the occasion. Mahant Ravinathji, in his address, outlined the importance of ancient beliefs and ideas in managing human ailments and need of blending old traditional system of medicines with modern science for finding treatment for various diseases. The main attraction of event was establishment of ‘Kalptaru Vriksh’, a Wish Tree by Mahant Peer Ravinath ji. Former MLA Rajesh Gupta, who attended the event as Special Guest, lauded the efforts of trust and asked organisers to work with more zeal for benefit of poor patients. Secretary of Trust Shashi Khajuria said that on completion of a decade of cancer awareness, Kalptaru, a Wish Tree has been established where patients, cancer survivors and people from different walks of life can come and tie a ‘Band Of Hope’ to get well soon, to be disease-free or to pray for cancer-free world. Chairman LBNROH, Prof K B Abrol said that the tree can act as Faith Healing Laboratory and a place where patients can get Solace. As we have launched the project Fusion, for upgrading skills in oncology, Kalptaru is the inaugural bouquet, he added. Organizing Secretary Dr Deepak Abrol (Cancer Specialist) thanked Peer Khoh Mandir Management especially Mahant Peer Ravinathji for providing all necessary support and blessings. He said that the event is a beginning of experiment to utilise social resources in academic and health related activities. Pertinent to mention here that the trust is organising cancer awareness workshops on regular basis besides arranging help for poor cancer patients. The credit of holding World’s first and only live Teleoncothon a live cancer awareness workshop for 24 hours also goes to the trust. The function was attended by a number of people from different walks of life including Dr S P Verma President Gandhi Global Family J&K, Arun Gandotra President J&K Bank, Mahant Rajesh Bittu, Arun Choudhary President Arya Pratinidhi Sabha J&K, Dr Vivek Gandotra CTVS Surgeon,Dr Jyotsna Suri Pathologist, Dr Amit Suri Urologist, Dr Manish Talwar Dental Surgeon, Puneet Arora Editor Early Post, Shujaut Khan Secretary Anjuman-e-Imamura, Dr Amit Wanchoo Chairman H N Wanchoo Trust and Sudesh Gupta Prop I D Pharma.
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