EPCH organizes health camp and cancer awareness campaign in Barmer, Rajasthan under its CSR initiative
New Delhi – 23rd November’2020 (Monday) – The EPCH is committed in its endeavour to support artisans’ welfare initiatives through social initiatives by organising eye screening camps, providing COVID-19 safety kits etc. in various craft clusters in different parts of India. The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) under its CSR initiative is supporting “bcpbf – The Cancer Foundation for organizing GRIT FOR LIFE”, a unique fundraising endeavour in total support of economically underprivileged cancer afflicted Indians, said Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH.
As part of the program, Council is organizing 2 days (23-24 November’2020) Health Camp including Cancer Detection screening and eye screening in association with bcpbf- The Cancer Foundation and Vision Spring. Today (Day 1) 150 artisans participated in the camp. The Council welcomed Sh Vicki Bedi in Barmer. Camp was organized at Doonger Vidyapith Senior Secondary School Baldev Nagar, Barmer informed Dr. Rakesh Kumar.
Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that ‘bcpbf – The Cancer Foundation is not for profit organization working for providing medical services for treatment of Breast Cancer to those who cannot afford the treatment and to increase knowledge among those unaware of the disease, by reaching out to them through awareness camps, public lectures, seminars, corporate health checks etc. Currently Organization is managed by President, Dr Sameer Kaul, General Secretary, Mridul Arora along with team of medical professionals, said Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH.
Shri Ravi K. Passi, Chairman – EPCH informed that the program was formally launched previous week at New Delhi. This “Desert Cyclothon” is witnessing the challenger Vicki Bedi, an eminent Logistic Entrepreneur, cycle 2800 kms from Delhi on 18th November 2020 to various cities in 14 days (Bikaner, Jaisalmer, Barmer, Udaipur, Jodhpur, Ajmer, and Jaipur) in Rajasthan and back, in a bid to raise money for cancer management amongst economically deprived communities in India.
This gruelling solo cyclothon will see Corporate Leaders cycle stretches with the challenger, also encompasses Cancer Detection Camps at EPCH’s artisans clusters with Cancer Awareness Public Lecture at Jodhpur (27.11.2020), said Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH.