New Delhi/Hyderabad: NMDC Limited 'Global Grace Cancer Run 2021' was launched on Thursday in Hyderabad. The event has been graced by the Chief Guest, Governor of Telangana and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, the Guest of Honour, NMDC CMD Sumit Deb, and Grace Cancer Foundation’s CEO Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli. Keeping in view the ongoing Fit India Movement, NMDC is supporting the Cancer Awareness Run to be held on October 10 in Hyderabad, as part of India’s Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebration.
The flyer for the Run was unveiled by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Development of the North Eastern Region of India G Kishan Reddy on August 22. This was followed by a virtual Awareness Talk on ‘Debunking Myths of Cancer’ by a panel of medical experts and doctors on September 4. NMDC Limited has partnered with Grace Cancer Foundation to conduct freedom marathons in person at Hyderabad and virtually across the globe, in three categories - 5K, 10K, and 21.1K. It will also be organised in-person in its three major project locations - Bailadila, Donimalai and NISP as part of its celebrations of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
Chief Guest Dr Soundararajan dedicated the event to cancer patients and survivors. Speaking on the spirit of freedom in the ongoing Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, Dr Soundararajan encouraged everyone to fight for Freedom from Cancer.
Deb highlighted the increasing cancer mortality rate and the social responsibility to create awareness on the same. Commenting on the occasion, he said, “NMDC has chalked out a plan to conduct various sports, academic and cultural events to celebrate India@75. Envisioning a new India that adopts an active lifestyle - both physically as well as mentally, it is our pleasure to support the Global Cancer Run 2021 and be a part of the movement.”
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