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University of Education Observes Pink Ribbon Day

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LAHORE– The University of Education Friday organized an awareness walk and educational seminar to create awareness regarding breast cancer.

During the awareness walk, students were carrying the banners, having slogans like “Early diagnose saves lives”, “Do not postpone life”, “Don’t be afraid, be aware and don’t be late”.

The awareness walk was followed by a seminar which was attended by the faculty and students of University in large numbers. Vice Chancellor University of Education Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) presided over the seminar.

While talking to the students Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Talat Naseer Pasha (S.I.) said that human life is very precious but life of a woman is more precious because she has to nurture our next generations.

He stressed upon the need to create awareness among female youth regarding this deadly disease. He said we should not feel hesitation to discuss our health issues, so that we could prevent the diseases at an early stage.

Dr. Maryam Hasan from Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre spoke in detail about the breast cancer. She said that breast cancer is a widespread disease and is the prominent reason of death among women. She said breast cancer is preventable and can be cured by an early diagnose.

Dr. Maryam stressed on the need to include fruits and vegetables in daily diet as well as to do exercise on daily basis to have a better and healthy life style.

Prof. M A Rafraf and Zahida Habib, the focal person of Cancer Awareness Campaign from University of Education also addressed the seminar.— PRESS RELEASE