Poster Making Competition for World No Tobacco Day
To sensitize the youth about the harmful effects of tobacco and cancer, Sanjeevani… Life beyond Cancer’s Jaipur Team collaborated with the Radiation Therapy Department of SMS Hospital to organize a poster making competition. The competition was conducted amongst the students of schools and colleges in Jaipur. The prime aim of this activity was to spread awareness of the toxic ill effects of tobacco consumption and inculcate the youth with the right habits for a healthy life.
Exhibition of Posters at Radiotherapy Department
Posters created by students of various schools and colleges were displayed at the Radiotherapy department of SMS Hospital. The program was inaugurated by MS, Dr. D. S. Meena and Principal and Controller of SMS Medical College, Dr. Sudhir Bhandari. The program was attended by all the doctors of Departments of Medical oncology, Radiotherapy and Surgical Oncology. The exhibition was on display for two days. We invited two doctors, a professor from Rajasthan University and an artist, a cancer survivor himself to judge the winners of the competition.
International Yoga day
In collaboration with the Department of Medical Oncology, SMS Hospital, Team Sanjeevani celebrated international Yoga Day on 21st June. Distinguished attendees Dr Sandip Jasooja (HOD, Medical Oncology), Dr Leenu Huda (Medical Oncology) and Jagriti Saxena (yoga instructor) spoke about the importance of yoga for cancer patients. They spoke about the relevance of yoga in modern treatment and its positive impact when coping with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
After the talk, Jagriti Saxena conducted a yoga session where she explained the physical and mental relief yoga provides. Patients and survivors participated in this session with great enthusiasm. The oncologists as well as patients and survivors appreciated our initiative and showed a willingness to continue yoga. We are very thankful to Dr Sandip Jasuja for his time and effort to interact with us and provide us with the required facilities and support.
Holi and Women's day Celebration
5th March 2020 saw a cause for double celebration for us at Sanjeevani. With Holi falling on the same day as International Women’s Day, our celebration multiplied as we were graced with the presence of Vibha Rani, who in addition to being an actor, theatre personality, folk singer and a poet is also a cancer victor! The event saw the attendance of more than 30 champions, faculty and hospital staff as they spent the day celebrating the festival of colour and womanhood, inspiring each other.
Free Meal Project
"It's not how much we give but how much LOVE we put into GIVING" - Mother Teresa
With cancer patients from all walks of life, coming from far and wide to treat their cancer at hospitals, oftentimes they find it hard to be able to sustain basic necessities like food. Essentials like a nutritious meal is very vital for people with cancer, especially those undergoing chemotherapy since they need to build their immunity to resist the pain.
On February 20, with the generous support of Mr. Suresh Khatri and Hotel Gandharva, Sanjeevani... Life Beyond Cancer took up the initiative to provide nutritious food thali to all the patients undergoing chemotherapy at the medical oncology department of Sawai Man Singh Hospital.