Cervical Cancer Awareness Campaign launched at Vibes 20151 min read
Manipal: An awareness campaign about cervical cancer was launched at Vibes, 2015, the annual literary fest of Kasturba Medical College (KMC), Manipal. The campaign revolved around the promotion and sale of ‘3D: Dreams, Desires, Destiny’ by Dr. Deeksha Pandey, an associate professor in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department at KMC. The fest was held on September 16 – 20.
Dr. Pandey, inspired by real-life medical cases, started writing the book in 2009. She aimed to explain the cause, effect, and treatment of this preventable form of cancer, through the narration of a fictional story of a young girl. “I wanted to spread awareness about HPVian cervical cancer. So, I thought of putting it in an interesting story so that even the non-medical people can read and understand it. The proceeds of the sale will provide as funds for further awareness programs”, she explained. Along with a team of students called Team 3D, she is campaigning to create more awareness amongst the youth in Manipal.
Along with this campaign, Vibes, with the theme ‘Time Travel’, introduced many new competitions this year. “Being the first festival for freshers in our college, there is a lot of participation and volunteer work involved. We have introduced new events like Dubsmash and Tekken,” said Rahul Radhakrishnan, lead event-organiser. Final year students like Jyotsna Arun and Devyani Bahl, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Mangalore said they loved participating in Antakshari as they had introduced new rounds like dialogue charades and song taboo.
The fest concluded with a massive turnout for the general and spent quiz, which was led by quizmaster Sooraj Menon.
3D is available for sale on Amazon
Edited by Kavana Desai