Valediction function by PERVEEN CHARITABLE TRUST and UNNATI

Port Blair, Nov 13: Perveen Charitable Trust and Unnati jointly organized a valediction function on 11-11-2017 at Unnati’s food processing training cum production centre, Dollygunj The function is organised to award prizes to the winners of the speech competition on “Cancer: Causes, Outcomes and Preventions” in A&N Islands and distribute certificates to the students trained by Unnati with the support of Usha International Ltd., New Delhi. On this occasion Shri. Ramesh Verma, IAS, Secretary A&N Administration was Chief Guest and Smti. Baby Fareeda, Adhyaksha Zilla Parishad and Shri. S. P. Burma, Director Health Services were Guest of honors.
Smti. Shaima Shamim, Secretary, Perveen Charitable Trust welcomed the dignitaries and participants and said cancer particularly breast cancer patients are common in these Islands due to lack of awareness. The trust organized awareness education program in October to “Mark Breast Cancer Month” among students community in which 14 schools participated in speech competition.
Shri. C. Mohammed, President, Perveen Charitable Trust and Unnati in his speech mentioned that the trust was founded in the memory of his wife who passed away due to breast cancer disease and it was her desire to assist breast cancer patient and to organize awareness education programme among public for early detection of breast cancer for timely treatment. The trust assisted four cancer patients and also organized awareness programme in association with G. B. Pant Hospital, Dr. Ritika’s Diagnostic Solutions and Marikar Hospitals in different places in which Dr. Shahid oncologist, Dr. Ritika and Dr. Javed also participated while organizing programme at Baratang, Manpur, Dollygunj and Carmel School. He said under capacity building programme in tailoring and food processing we trained 1500 trainees in food processing and 1950 trainees in tailoring and fashion designing with the support of Eni-India, New Delhi, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi and Usha International Ltd., New Delhi after hiring resource persons and food technologist from mainland.
Smti. Meera Maurya, a trainee trained by Unnati shared her experience and now running a school which provides Diploma Course in tailoring and fashion designing. Now her income is substantially increased to support her children who are now pursuing higher education in mainland.
Smti. Shanta Laxman Singh, ex-Chairman Social Welfare Advisory Board said that Unnati’s work for empowerment of women through capacity building in food processing, tailoring and fashion designing has become very popular and enhanced their family income which they are spending on their child health and education. She also suggested Administration may kindly consider to formulate some scheme under which the trainees trained be issued machines and equipments including sewing machines at subsidized rate.
Ms. Reeta Devi, Women Welfare officer said women may take advantage of various training programmes being offered by Unnati and different government departments for their socio-economic empowerment.
Dr. S. P. Burma, Director Health Services, Guest of Honor praised the work done by Perveen Charitable Trust and Unnati and reiterated that early detection will save lives. He said that efforts of Perveen Charitable Trust and Unnati to involve children to spread message of prevention of cancer among public and their family members is a welcome initiative and it will going to help people immensely. He expressed his happiness that Perveen Charitable Trust and Unnati are working for prevention of cancer involving doctors for educating people in appropriate manner and also extending assistance to breast cancer patient. He also assured to extend possible help of the department in organizing cancer awareness education programme.
Smti. Baby Fareeda, Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad who was Guest of Honor in the function said that Perveen Charitable Trust’s initiative to organize awareness education programmes in villages is helping people in early detection of breast cancer cases besides assistance and co-ordination with hospitals for treatment in mainland. She said there is need to organize awareness education programme on breast cancer at Panchayat level considering the numbers of the breast cancer cases. She also emphasized the necessity of quality training in food processing by hiring food technologist from mainland as it was being done earlier to ensure quality training, products and their marketability and assured her full support.
The Chief Guest, Shri Ramesh Verma, IAS, Secretary A&N Administration appreciated the initiative of Perveen Charitable Trust and Unnati for organizing awareness education programme on cancer in association with Health department and other Hospitals which will help early detection of cancer and thus will save lives. He said cancer is similar to Tsunami. Tsunami destroys a territory while cancer damage cancer affected family. He emphasized on the fact that all of us are stakeholders in this fight against cancer and should do our best to aware people to adopt early cancer detection techniques for timely treatment. He was pleased to hear the well prepared and informative speeches of prize winners (Ms. Roshni Argar, Nirmala Senior Secondary School, Ms. Suneha Thakur, Navy Children School and Ms. Tanish Jagpal, Carmel Senior Secondary School) which was delivered in his presence and infront of participants attended from different villages and same was highly appreciated by one and all.
He also said to improve socio-economic condition of women of tailoring, fashion designing and food processing are also good trade if we could impart training with qualified trainers to produce quality products.
Vote of thanks was given by Smti. Shanta Kumari, Co-ordinator Unnati. Perveen Charitable along with Unnati plan to work for the up-liftment of women health and economic condition in the coming years too.

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