The National Cancer Awareness Day (7th November) was observed by Hitaishini on 12th November,2018, organizing its biggest annual event of walk through the main thoroughfare of the city.
Flagged off by Dr. Jayanta Chakrabarty, Director, Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute , the walk started at 4-30 pm from Jatin Das Park. Volunteers and members of Hitaishini along with NCC cadets, other cancer support NGOs ,Ladies groups participated in this walk . Pamphlets were distributed among the public to raise awareness against breast cancer.
At the endpoint (Deshapriya Park) the ceremony of lighting candles and releasing balloons was initiated by Mr. Debashis Kumar, Member,Mayor-in-Council, Parks and Gardens ,KMC. Dr. Arnab Gupta, Director, Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute joined the event and mesmerized everyone with his songs. The program ended with the song by Smt. Nupur Chakraborty, President , Hitaishini.