Ranchi: Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu today flagged off the Ranchi Run Against Cancer from the Raj Bhawan here which
was jointly organised by the district administration and JIASOWA. Speaking on the occasion the Governor first paid her tributes to
the martyrs of Pulwama.
She said that in the present context women are falling more victim to cancer which is spreading like a ‘brahamrakshas’ and said that not taking proper care of the body is leading to widespread of the disease. She lauded JIASOWA for organising a function in this regard which would help create awareness against this disease.
Later Chief Minister Raghubar Das who welcomed the participants of the run in Morabadi ground said that from the brave land of Jharkhand Bijay Soreng has been martyred in Pulwama and paid his tributes towards the martyr and other jawans who made the supreme sacrifice. He said that their valour will not go in vain as not only Jharkhand but the entire country was with them. He warned that Pakistan would be taught a lesson in its own home and India will hoist the flag of victory in that nation. He said that negligence in diet, daily routine and health care invites many diseases and among them, cancer was rapidly spreading across the world, therefore, awareness in this regard was very important.
He said that programmes like these should be organised frequently to create awareness among the people. Mr Das said that due to lack of awareness poor people fall in a trap of the disease and organisations like JIASOWA should focus its attention towards them. He said that the state government was also doing its work and lauded the people for their enthusiastic participation in the programme. On the occasion, the Chief Minister also felicitated the winners of the race in a separate category while he also launched the website
of JIASOWA. A blood donation camp and cancer screening camp was also organised at the Morabadi grounds.