Tales of courage, perseverance, positive thought fill the air at ‘Saarthak’, a Fortis initiative for cancer survivors and their relatives on eve of World Cancer Day
NewZNew (S A S Nagar) : Harbhajan Mann does not miss an opportunity to be with people who are yearning for that extra spark in their lives. On Wednesday, the renowned singer made it a point to be at the ‘Saarthak’ event, a gathering of cancer survivors and their relatives, organized by the Fortis Cancer Institute Mohali, for a few minutes of ‘masti’ which the participants would cherish all their lives.
Touched by their tales of courage, perseverance and positive thought, which helped them overcome the dreaded disease, Harbhajan connected with their souls with his words and a few lines from his famous songs rendered in their honour.
Later, interacting with the cancer survivors Harbhajan Mann said, “I am amazed to see so many men and women having put their sufferings behind by gallantly fighting the disease, which at one time was considered incurable. Admiring their will to live and enjoy every moment of their lives, he wished that all cancer afflicted patients have the same courage and positive thought so that the dreaded disease is conquered with equal help from modern advancements in knowledge and technology.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Abhijit Singh, Facility Director, Fortis Hospital Mohali, said, “While we, at Fortis Cancer Institute, are continuing to invest in the most advanced technologies and equipment available globally, the never say die spirit in a patient is critical to taking him or her across the line to a new life, a new beginning.”
Dr. Rajeev Bedi, Director – Medical Oncology, Fortis Cancer Institute Mohali, opined that “Early detection of cancer continues to be the key in saving lives. Greater awareness about early symptoms and quickly consulting a health professional is highly advised if we are to improve survival rates.”