On 31st October 2023, the Genetic Engineering Association, Department of Genetic Engineering, SRMIST along with Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan organized the Breast Cancer Awareness program at Thenmelpakkam. It was a session to provide awareness to the villagers about the basics of breast cancer, sanitation and preventive methods and self-tests methods available for the individual to test themselves.
A group of 28 B-Tech students, 5 PhD scholars and 2 Professors were involved in this program. Posters and pamphlets were made by the B-tech students. The volunteers left the institution at 9:50 a.m. and arrived at 10:30 a.m., when they were greeted by Mr. Govindarajan, President of the Village Panchayat. The rally was then led by Dr.P Senthilkumar, Associate Professor and Dr. A Devi, Associate Professor around the village. A brief description was given to around 50-60 locals based on their age, and pamphlets were distributed. The rally lasted for an hour and a half, after which the villagers served. Everyone peanuts, steamed tapioca, and cold drinks. The volunteers departed at 12:15 p.m. and arrived at campus at 12:50 p.m.
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