Chandigarh Welfare Trust, NID Foundation to celebrate PM Modi’s 72nd Birthday as Seva Pakhwara from September 17 in Chandigarh City
CHANDIGARH: To mark the 72nd Birthday of
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chandigarh Welfare Trust (CWT), along with the
NID Foundation will observe Seva Pakhwara (Fortnight) in which number of social
service activities would be undertaken which will begin on September 17 with
Mega Multi-speciality Health Camp, informed CWT Founder S. Satnam Singh Sandhu.
the media personnel at a press conference held at Chandigarh Press Club, Sandhu
said that the Seva Pakhwara to mark the Birthday Celebrations of Prime Minister
Modi will commence with a Free Mega Health Check-up Camp at Grain Market,
Sector 39, Chandigarh on 17th September and as many as 8 other activities will
take place over the course of next 14 days in the city beautiful, till the
culmination of Seva Pakhwara, which will coincide with Gandhi Jayanti on
Sandhu, who launched
the website and the registration portal for the camp, informed that the mega
health check-up camp will be inaugurated by Chandigarh UT Administrator and
Punjab Governor, Banwari Lal Purohit, and will feature different types of camps
catering to different healthcare services including a special screening test
for 7 types of cancer, in collaboration with World Cancer Care Charitable
health camp is aligned with our honourable Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s
vision of providing accessible and affordable healthcare to the common man as
well as to make fitness an integral part of our daily lives. It is only apt
that we are holding this camp on day one of Seva Pakwara, which is also the
birthday of honourable Prime Minister,” said Sandhu, also the Chief Patron, NID
Foundation and Chancellor, Chandigarh University.
the residents of the city to take full advantage by availing around a dozen
health services of the mega camp, adding that the UT Administration Chandigarh,
Municipal Corporation Chandigarh, UT Health Department, Directorate of AYUSH
Chandigarh, National Rural Health Mission, PGIMER Chandigarh, and Government
Medical College & Hospital- Sector 32 will assist the CWT for the
successful conduct of this camp.
Singh Sandhu said that it was without any doubt that Chandigarh is one of the
most developed cities of the country, flourishing in most of the aspects but
there are still certain areas where there is a lot that needs to be done,
especially the healthcare.
“As part of 72nd Birthday
Celebrations of our beloved Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Chandigarh
Welfare Trust, in collaboration with the NID Foundation is going to organise a
free-of-cost Mega Health Check-up Camp on September 17, the first day of Seva
Diwas. Chandigarh UT Administrator and Punjab Governor, Shri Banwari Lal
Purohit will inaugurate this camp. Celebrating the spirit of Service, which is
one of the guiding principles of Sikh religion, around 6-7 thousand people from
the city will benefit from this camp,” said Sandhu.
that the residents of the city can register for the camp on the website www.chandigarhwelfaretrust.com.
“The registration window is open from this moment till September 16. Post
registration on the online portal, the beneficiaries will receive confirmation and
further details on their registered number. There is no fee required to be paid
for the registration. The camp will be organized on September 17 from 9 am to 6
pm. As many as 300 doctors and 300 medicos, along with 1000 Volunteers of CWT
will participate in the camp,” he said.
health services camps including Cancer detection, Eye-screening, Dental Check-up,
General Health Check-up, Child health check-up, Orthopaedics, Mental Health
Check-up, and Dermatology will be provided at the camp,” he added.
emphasised that the citizens of the UT must attend the camp and get themselves
screened for these tests, especially the screening test for 7 types of cancer,
in collaboration with World Cancer Care Charitable Society.
“It is very
unfortunate to note that Chandigarh is most prone to Cancer in the entire
country with the number of cases rising each year. The women and men in
Chandigarh have the highest incidence rate for cancer. 105 women in every 1
lakh and 93.4 men in every 1 lakh population of Chandigarh are suffering from
the dreaded disease, against the national cancer incidence rate of 97.4 per 1
lakh in females and 92.4 per 1 lakh in males.
“Not only this,
the women of the Union Territory must also come forward and screen themselves
for breast cancer, which is a rising phenomenon all across the world. Today,
one in every 8 women suffer from breast cancer, which was 1 in 11, four decades
ago. In view of this peculiar situation, we want to screen the citizens for 7
types of cancers including Breast Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lymphoma, Brain
Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Bone Cancer and Lung Cancer, free
of cost,” Sandhu said.
“After the Free
Mega Health Check-up Camp, the CWT will organise a mega blood donation camp in
association with the PGIMER, GMC&H- Sector 32 and Rotary Club, a Prosthetic
Limbs distribution camp in association with Rotary Club, a Covid-vaccination
drive where the eligible people can also avail the Booster Dose, and a
tree-plantation drive with the UT Administration, Chandigarh,” Sandhu said.
Register now at : http://chandigarhwelfaretrust.com/healthRegistration.aspx