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Inauguration of OT Machines (1st March, 2017)
Three new OT machines (Lower Tract Urology Resectoscope, Laparascopic Instrument, and Vessel Sealer System) were inaugurated at the SGCC&RI operation theatre by the Chief Guest Mr. V. Satish Kumar, CEO of Indian Oil Petronas Pvt Limited. These three machines were sponsored by Indian Oil Petronas Pvt Ltd under their CSR Grant.
 
Inauguration of Lower Tract Urology_Resectoscope-laparoscopic Instrument & vessel Sealer System by CEO IOPL
 
SASICON 2017 (24th - 26th February 2017)
SASICON 2017 (Annual Conference of Association of Surgeons of India, West Bengal) was hosted by Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute, Thakurpukur, Kolkata on 25th & 26th February 2017.

A pre-conference Live Workshop was held on 24th Feb where 7 Live Operations were performed free of cost.

A Laparoscopic Colo-rectal Surgeons & Laparoscopic Inguinal hernia was performed by eminent Laparoscopic Surgeon Dr. Senthilnathan from Coimbatore.

Whipple’s procedure was done by Dr. Shailesh Shrikhande , eminent GI Oncologist from TMH Mumbai.

Other surgeries proposed by our Local faculties were: Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgery on a 25 year old man with 115 Kg body wt by Dr. Sarfaraj Baig, Chemoport insertion by Dr. Sanjit Agarwal, Modified Radical Mastectomy by Dr. Diptendra Sarkar & Inguinal Block discussion by Dr. Saradindu Ghosh.

Dr Gareth Morris-Stiff from Cleveland Clinic USA, showed the Audiovisual transmission was of High Quality & the wonderful Surgical demonstrations by the faculties were appreciated by all present.

Next 2 days conference was well attended & many eminent National & International Speakers delivered Lectures, Orations, took part in Debates & Panel discussions.

Many Post Graduate Trainees presented posters & free papers and top three scores won Awards & Certificates.

The conference was inaugurated by Dr Shashi Panja, Hon’ble Minister of Woman & Child and Social Welfare as Chief Guest. Souvenir was released by Sri Shaheb Chatterjee, eminent Film Actor & Singer.

A banquet dinner was held on 25th Feb, 2017 at Calcutta Club where there was “Practitioners Quiz” and Live Band. The conference owes its success to Dr. Somnath Ghosh & Dr. Gargi Bandyopadhyay (President & Hony Secretary respectively of ASI WB Chapter), Dr. Samir Bhattacharyya (Org. Chairperson), Dr. Arnab Gupta (Org. Secy.) & Dr. Saradindu Ghosh (Jt. Org Secy.)
   
   
   
   
 
World Cancer Awareness Day (4th February, 2017)
Like every year, World Cancer Awareness Day was observed at the SGCC&RI Auditorium from 2:00 PM to 5:00 P.M. The theme for this year was the Survivors' Meet for Haemato Oncological Cancers (Paediatric and Adults). This was to encourage newly diagnosed patients and their families, and to make them understand that cancer is curable, especially if detected early and treated properly. Ms. Chaiti Ghoshal, the eminent Bengali Television & film actor, had very kindly consented to be our Chief Guest.
Lamp Lighting Our BMT Survivors with their Doctor
Paediatric Survivors with their Doctors Performance by Disha for Cancer
Performance by Kolkata Youth Orchestra Rotary Club Rabindra Sarobor is supporting our Paediatric Survivor
 
Nicotine Replacement Therapy Awareness Programme, February 4, 2017
A Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) Awareness programme was held at the SGCC&RI OPD for the benefit of our patients on February 4, 2017. Dr. Joygopal Roy (HOD Dental Surgery, Burdwan Medical College) was the Guest Speaker on this occassion.
   
 
8th East Zonal Oncology Symposium (21st January, 2017)
Like every year, in pursuit of academic excellence, we have organized the East Zonal Oncology Symposium (EZOS) for the 8th time at Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre and Research Institute (SGCCRI), Thakurpukur, Kolkata on 21st January, 2017. Like previous years the symposium was under the aegis of Indian Association of Surgical Oncology (IASO). The theme of the symposium was “Impact of Basic Research on Cancer Care”. Eminent scientists as well as clinicians of national and international repute came to share their knowledge and experience in the field of cancer. Dr. Rajendra Toprani, Secretary, IASO, graced the symposium as our Guest of honour. Prof Lalit Kumar from AIIMS, New Delhi, and Prof M. Vijayakumar from Yenepoya University, Mangalore delivered orations in the name of Dr. Saroj Gupta and Mr. Henry Shaw respectively. Prof Ramesh K Bamezai from Jawaharlal Nehru University at New Delhi and Dr Nicholas J Roland from the University Hospital Aintree at Liverpool delivered keynote addresses. The daylong symposium saw deliberations on various aspects of cancer from Dr. Dipyaman Ganguly (Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata), Dr. Sharmila Bapat (National Centre for Cell Science, Pune), Dr. Samit Chattopadhyay (Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata) and Dr. Sharmila Sengupta (National Institute of Bio-Medical Genomics, Kalyani). There were panel discussions on “Impact of Basic Research on Breast Cancer” and “Impact of Basic Research on Ovarian Cancers, moderated by Dr. Samir Bhattacharyya (SGCCRI, Kolkata) and Dr. Rahul Roy Chowdhury (SGCCRI, Kolkata), respectively. Renowned clinicians as well as scientists participated as panellists to share their knowledge and experience. In addition, competitive poster presentation session saw about 40 young researchers from various institutes and university departments presenting their novel and interesting findings in the field of Cancer Biology. The conference was attended by about 150 delegate.

We hope that EZOS 2017 created opportunities for Scientists and Clinicians to join at an academic feast amidst the wonderful wintry weather of January.

Yours sincerely,
Dr. Arnab Gupta (Org Chairman) Dr Susanto Roychoudhury (Org Secy) and Dr Somsubhra Nath (Jt Org Secy)
   
   
   
   
 
Unveiling of Statue of Sri Sri Mohananda Brahmachari (January 19, 2017)
The statue of Sri Sri Mohananda Brahmachari was officially unveiled by Swami Suparnananda Maharaj, Secretary, Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Golpark, Kolkata. This was followed by the Pujarchana and Gurubandana ceremonies. The event was sponsored by the Sri Sri Mohanananda Cancer Fund.
   
   
   
 
Cancer Awareness and Blood Donation Camp (20th August, 2016)
The team of Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute, led by the Director Dr. Arnab Gupta, participated in the cancer awareness and blood donation camp that was organised by "Resurrection" at Adyapith.
Awareness by Dr. Arnab Gupta Awareness by Dr. Sanmoy Ganguly
Blood Donation Camp Inauguration
 
 
Research Advisory Committee Board Meeting - July 8, 2016
The Research Advisory Committee Board Meeting was held in the seminar hall of SGCC&RI on July 8, 2016 at 1.30 PM.
 
Rath Yatra (July 6, 2016)
Rath Yatra was celebrated on 6th July in the hospital grounds. The highlight of the festival was the pulling of a highly decorated "rath" chariot by the paediatric patients through the pathways of the hospital.
 
Donation by Inner Wheel Club - June 15 and July 1, 2016
The Inner Wheel Club of Calcutta Metropolitan donated 8 wheelchairs and Rs. 20,100 to SGCC&RI for the benefit of its patients.
 
Dona Ganguly's Visit (June 23, 2016)
Dona Ganguly (of "Dadagiri" fame) visited SGCC&RI on 23rd June. She was well received by the paediatric patients of the hospital, and handed them over an electronic synthesiser.
Sapath Puran in Dadagiri of Dona Ganguly at our Hospital on 23rd June 201. She handed over a Keyboard to our child patients
 
World Environment Day (June 6, 2016)
World Environment Day was observed at SGCC&RI on 6th June, 2016. The day's programme started with DG Rtn. Jhulan Basu distributing Rotary school bags to the paediatric patients, followed by a cultural programme. The Rotarians gave a stirring musical performance, and the dance performance by the troupe of Anjali Roy and Kuntal Bardhan was well appreciated.
Cultural presentation by Rotary Club Robindra Sarobor Our Survivor patient Anjali Roy is performing on our Auditorium on World Environment Day 6th June, 2016
Plantation of saplings on World Environment Day - 2016 Rotary School Bags donated for our Child patients by Rotary Club Robindra Sarobar on World Environment Day - 6th June 2016
 
World No Tobacco Day (31 May, 2016)
An awareness camp was held on the occassion of World No Tobacco Day in front of the registration counter at SGCC&RI. The event was sponsored by Price Waterhouse Coopers Service Delivery Centre (Kolkata) Pvt. Ltd.
MANT observance of World No Tobacco Day at Nazrul Mancha Kolkata on Tuesday 31st May 2016
 
World No Tobacco Day (31 May, 2016)
Dr. Arnab Gupta, Director of SGCC&RI, attended the MANT observance of World No Tobacco Day as the honourable guest. The observance was held at Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata on 31 May, 2016, at 5:30 PM.
MANT observance of World No Tobacco Day at Nazrul Mancha Kolkata on Tuesday 31st May 2016
 
International Nurses' Day (12 May 2016)
International Nurses' Day was celebrated at the Nursing Block of SGCC&RI. The nurses gave speeches on the importance of Florence Nightingale's work in establishing modern nursing practices. The nurses also performed some songs that highlighted the important role nurses play in providing patient care.
International Nurses Day Celebration at SGCC&RI on 12.05.2016
 
Cancer Awareness Camp (28 April 2016)
A cancer awareness camp was organised by the Rotary Club of Behala along with Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute. The Rotary Club of Behala also handed over a cheque of Rs. 16,400/- to SGCC&RI for the purchase of a Table-Top Centrifuge.
Awareness Camp organised by Rotary Club of Behala on 28th April, 2016
 
Inauguration of  New Diagnostic Machines (20 April, 2016)
The Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited have been very kind to provide a CSR grant for new diagnostic machines (Vitek 2 Compact 30,  Automated Embedding Station, and BD Superpath DTS LBC System) that will aid in the detection of cancer.

Admiral A.K. Verma, Chairman, GRSE Ltd was our Chief Guest and inaugurated the new machines.  Futhermore, Cmde R. Ghosh VSM, IN (Retd.), Director (Shipbuilding), Shri R. C. Nautiyal, Director (Personnel), Shri S.S. Dogra, Director (Finance) & Shri Kallol Rai, Director (Finance) Retd., were our Special Guests on this occassion.
Inauguration of New Vitek2 Compact 30, Automated Embedding Station and Surepath DTS LBC System at SGCC&RI by Admiral A.K. Verma CMD GRSE Ltd. on 20th April-2016
 
Palliative Care course from 18th April 2016

The Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre will conduct a two-weeks course from 18th April 2016 in Palliative Care in collaboration with Pallium India, Kerala. This course is for doctors and nurses. Interested candidates are requested to contact at the below-mentioned e-mail address and number.

Enrollment fees for doctors is Rs. 2000/-, and for nurses is Rs. 1,500/-. The students will be given hands on practical training in pain management and palliation for chronic diseases by a group of experts.

Contact:
E-mail: rex4you@gmail.com
Mobile: +91 98300 21479

 
Eastern India Paediatric Oncology Forum (4th Meeting)
Eastern India Paediatric Oncology Forum conducted its 4th meeting at SGCC&RI on 12th March, 2016; with simultaneous Nurse’s Training Programme and Capacity Building Sessions, Parents' Support Group Meets, and Scientific Sessions by doctors treating childhood cancer in Eastern India under the organisation of Jiv Daya Foundation, USA, and Can Kids Kids Can, Delhi.
Inauguration of EIPOF (Eastern India Paediatric Oncology Forum) Conrefence at SGCC&RI Auditorium on 12th March, 2016 Lighting of Taj Mahal to Celebrate the pledge to Treat Childhood Cancer with priority. 12th March 2016 at Saroj Gupta cancer Centre & Research Institute, Thakurpukur Kolkata.
 
Workshop and Certificate Course (6 March, 2016)
A Workshop and Certificate Course on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and Nutrition and Therapeutic Dietetics for Cancer Patients was conducted at the LINAC Seminar Hall of SGCC&RI on Sunday, 6th March, 2016. The Programme Director was the eminent Dr. (Prof.) Chitta Ranjan Chowdhury, who is associated with Nara Medical University (Japan), De Montfort University (Leicester, UK), and Nitte University (Mangalore, India).
NRT Workshop at SGCC&RI Linac Seminar Hall on 6th March 2016 NRT Workshop
 
Awareness Camp (12th February, 2016)
A cancer awareness camp was organised by the Lake Gardens Falguni Sangha during the Annual Social and Saraswati Puja occasion. A select team from SGCC&RI participated in this occassion to spread the message regarding the fight against cancer.
Awareness Camp organised by Annual Saraswati Puja-Lake Gardens Falguni Sangha 12.02.2016 Awareness Camp organised by Lake Gardens Falguni Sangha 12.02.2016 Awareness Camp-Lake Gardens Falguni Sangha 12.02.2016
 
World Cancer Day (4th February, 2016)
World Cancer Day was celebrated at the Auditorium of SGCC&RI on 4th February, 2016. The programme was supported by PwC SDC, Tablets India, and Sarabhai Chemicals (I) Pvt. Ltd. Our guests were the eminent Bengali film personalities Sabitri Chatterjee, Subhasish Mukhopadyay, and Ishita Mukhopadhyay. The programme highlights included an inaugural song by one of our survivor patients, a lamp-lighting ceremony, a perfromance by our child patients, a performance by the Rotaractors of Dist. 3291, and a musical session perfomed by our survivor patient and Jayati Chakraborty.
Jayati Chakraborty is performing on World Cancer Day Our Survivor patient is performing at our Auditorium on World Cancer Day
Performance of our Paediatric Patients on World Cancer Day-4th Feb, 2016 World Cancer Day Celebration at SGCC&RI Auditorium
 
Bishwabhara Praan (9th January, 2016)

The Aesthetic Therapy Unit of the Antara Psychiatric Centre, Gobindapur, presented the composite programme "Bishwabhara Praan" commemorating the 10th death anniversary of Kalamandalam Guru Govindan Kutty. The programme was held at the Auditorium of SGCC&RI. The programme started with the welcome song "Momo Chitte", performed by the Antara Team. This was followed by a lamp lighting ceremony, and a poetry recitation by the Chief Guest, the renowned poet and professor Sri Ashoke Palit. The presentation "Muktir Gaan" was performed subsequently by the Antara team.

 
86th Birth Anniversary of our Late Founder Dr. Saroj Gupta (5th December, 2015)

On 5th December, 2015, we celebrated the 86th Birth Anniversary our Late Founder Dr. Saroj Gupta. The day started with a blood donation camp in the morning within the premises of SGCC&RI. The second part of the celebrations started in the late afternoon with the garlanding of Dr. Saroj Gupta's statue. The Chief Guest Sri Susim Mukul Dutta, devotee of Sri Sri Mohananda Brahmachari, inaugurated the new "Sri Sri Mohananda Brahmachari Molecular Biology Research & Diagnostic Laboratory" at SGCC&RI. The highlight of the day of the performance of the play "Kanchan Ranga" by the staff and members of management of SGCCR&I.

Drama-Kanchan Ranga by Staff members of SGCC&RI on 5th Dec,_2015 Inauguration of Sri Sri Mohanananda Brahmachari Molecular_Biology Research & Diagnostic laboratory by Sri Susim Mukul_Datta, at Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute,_Thakurpukur, Kolkata on 5th December 2015 SGCC&RI Molecular Biology Research & Diagnostic Laboratory
 
7th East Zonal CME & Live Surgical Workshop 2015 for all Participating Oncologists & PGTs

We welcome all to the 7th East Zonal Oncology CME & Live Surgical Workshop to be held under the aegis of ASI (WB chapter) & Indian Association of Surgical Oncology: on 21st & 22nd Nov, 2015. 

Day 1 (21st Nov, Saturday): Live Surgical Workshop [for Surgeons & PGTs]:
Live Workshop: Theme: Laparoscopic GI surgeries & surgeries for Gall bladder, Breast, Head & Neck`: to be done by eminent National & International Faculties. 
National Faculties: Dr. Anil D’Cruz (Mumbai)
Dr. M. Vijaya Kumar (Mangalore)
Dr. T. Subramanyeshwar Rao (Hyderabad)
Dr. Shuvro Roychoudhury (Kolkata/UK)
Overseas Faculties: Dr. Chitta Ranjan Chowdhury (UK)
Dr. Andrew Burd (UK)
Venue: SGCCRI Auditorium, Thakurpukur, Kolkata
Day 2 (22nd Nov, Sunday) [for all Oncologists & PGTs]:

CME on GI & Head Neck cancers with Case capsules, Panel Discussion, Master Videos, Orations (Dr Saroj Gupta Memorial Oration & Henry Shaw Oration), Poster Presentation & Master Quiz with lucrative prizes (1st Prize- Rs.10,000/-, 2nd Prize-7,500/- & 3rd Prize-Rs.5000/-)

National Faculties: Dr. V Shanta (Chennai)
Dr. Anil D’Cruz (Mumbai)
Dr. M. Vijaya Kumar (Mangalore)
Dr. Chintamani (Delhi)
Dr. T. Subramanyeshwar Rao (Hyderabad)
Overseas Faculties: Dr. Chitta Ranjan Chowdhury (UK)
Dr. Andrew Burd (UK)
Dr Rajarshi Roy (UK) & other eminent faculties
Venue: Floatel, Kolkata
Looking forward to your active participation.
Dr Arnab Gupta
(Organising Secy.)
098310 13063
Dr Samir Bhattacharya
(Org. Chairperson)
094334 93658
Dr Saradindu Ghosh
(Jt. Org. Secy.)
098310 48623
World Hospice & Palliative Care Day (9 October, 2015)
The World Hospice & Palliative Care Day was celebrated one day early at the Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute. The event was sponsored by PwC SDC, Kolkata. Flowers, health drinks, small gifts, and literature on palliative care was distributed to patients.
Inauguration of New 16 Slice Spiral CT Scanner "Somatom Scope Power" (17 September, 2015)
A new 16 Slice Spiral CT Scanner was installed at the Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute under a Corporate Social Responsibility grant provided by Indian Oil Petronas Pvt. Ltd. This new scanner was inaugurated by Mr. Mrinal Roy, the CEO of Indian Oil Petronas Pvt. Ltd. Following the inauguration ceremony, speeches were given by Mr. Mrinal Roy, Mr. Jayanta Chatterjee (President, SGCC&RI), Mr. Anjan Gupta (Hony. Secretary, SGCC&RI), and Dr. Arnab Gupta (Director, SGCC&RI). The event concluded with Mr. Mrinal Roy being given a guided tour of the Institute, including a ride on the toy train.
Anti Tobacco Workshop (8, 9, 11 September, 2015)
An Anti Tobacco Workshop was conducted at the LINAC Seminar Hall, SGCC&RI on the 8th, 9th & 11th of September. The aim of this workshop was to promote awareness on how most of the preventable cases of cancer were related to the consumption of tobacco. The Chief Faculty member of this workshop was Prof. Chitta Ranjan Choudhury of the UK, who has already conducted similar workshops in the UK, Mangalore, and at our Institute.
Rath Yatra Celebration (18 July, 2015)
Like every year, Rath Yatra was celebrated by the paediatric patients at the Saroj Gupta Cancer Centre & Research Institute. The Rath was decorated by the paediatric patients themselves.
Ray of Sunshine (20 June, 2015)
The “Ray of Sunshine” was an entertainment programme organised for the benefit of our paediatric patients. The event was organised by Mr. Molay Ghosh of Akashbani Kolkata along with SGCC&RI. Mr. Molay Ghosh and his colleagues at Akashbani Kolkata had sponsored the event, along with Mio Amore, which had kindly provided cakes and food packets for the special guests and paediatric patients. The chief guest for the event was Justice Mir Dara Shekho, and was anchored by the Akashbani Kolkata artiste Mr. Kaushik Sen. Mr. Viswa Venkat Gantait (Nemathelminthes Section, Zoological Society of India) presented a fascinating audio-visual account of his recent expedition to the Antarctica. A short humorous play was performed by Akashbani Kolkata artistes Mrs. Arunima Ghosh and Mr. Arpan Kumar Sarma. The highlight of the day was a special performance by the renowned vocalist Mrs. Lopamudra Mitra.
World Environment Day (06 June, 2015)
One of the hallmarks of SGCC&RI is its concern and respect for the environment. The World Environment Day is observed by SGCC&RI every year, and this year's event was generously sponsored by Price Waterhouse Coopers SDC . The day's events started off with the plantation of saplings by Mr. Nirupam Sen (Secretary – The Agri-Horticultural Society of India) and Mr. Subhash Guha Niyogi (SGCC&RI). This was followed by the inauguration of our new gallery that pictorially depicts the journey of our Institute through time. The gallery was inaugurated by Ms. Ila Gupta, wife of our beloved Late Founder Dr. Saroj Gupta. The afternoon saw a special music festival blending classical Indian vocal performances with the sarod for alleviating stress and suffering. This eclectic session was performed by Sarod Baba Dr. Avijit Ghosh of the Senia Maihar Gharana, and Gayaki Mata Ms. Piyali Maitra, who sings in her own style, harmonising renowned gharanas.
Fifth Anniversary of our Founder Director (21 May 2015)
The fifth anniversary of our beloved Late Founder Director Dr. Saroj Gupta was commemorated on this day. A respectful memorial was observed by garlanding the statue of Dr. Saroj Gupta. A condolence meeting was also held at the auditorium. A blood donation camp had also been organised.
Nurses’ Day Celebration (12 May 2015)
Nurses’ Day was celebrated at the SGCC&RI LINAC seminar hall on 12th May 2015
Foundation Oncology Skills for Paediatric Nurses (19 - 20 April, 2015)
This was a two-day workshop hosted at SGCC&RI and organised by the Paediatric Oncology in Developing Countries (CCLG sub-group) and the Indian Academy of Paediatrics (Paediatric Hematology Oncology Chapter). The workshop saw active participation from overseas, national, and regional faculty. The workshop was conducted by Michelle Dannatt (Royal Marsden Hospital, Sutton), Dr. Amita Trehan (PGIMER, Chandigarh), Dr. Sukhpal Kaur (PGIMER, Chandigarh), Dr. Soma Dey (SGCC&RI), Dr. Nirmalya Roy Moulick (SGCC&RI), and Dr. Partha Pratim Gupta (SGCC&RI).
General Fest (11 April, 2015)
A general fest was organised by Mr. Mahul Mukherjee of the NGO Resurrection for the entertainment of our child patients. A magic show was performed, and many jokes were shared in the pediatric wards. Resurrection also donated a packet of Bournvita for each child patient.
World Health Day (7 April, 2015)
A programme on Nicotine Replacement Therapy was organised with the sponsorship of Price Waterhouse Coopers SDC. The programme was coordinated by Dr. J. Sil and Dr. Saikat Deb, and was well received. Health drinks, small gift tokens, and NRT brochures were distributed to the participants.
Inauguration of Paediatric Long Term Follow Up Clinic (1 April, 2015)
The Paediatric Long Term Follow Up Clinic was inaugurated by our Honorable Secretary Mr. Anjan Gupta, supported by Dr. Soma De, Dr. Nirmalya Roy Moulick, Dr. R. N. Ghosh, Dr. Chandan Sengupta, and the administrative staff of SGCC&RI.
Inauguration of Paediatric Day Care Unit (1 April, 2015)
The Paediatric Day Care Unit was inaugurated by our Honorable Secretary Mr. Anjan Gupta, supported by Dr. Soma De, Dr. Nirmalya Roy Moulick, Dr. R. N. Ghosh, Dr. Chandan Sengupta, and the administrative staff of SGCC&RI.
Ballet Performance (31 March, 2015)
A special ballet was performed by the renowned Singing Fingers dance troupe for the benefit of the children admitted at SGCC&RI. The performance was choreographed by art director Mr. Arunav Gosthipathy, and organised by the Rotaract Club of the Heritage Institute of Technology.
Cancer Awareness Camp At PwC SDC (20 March, 2015)
SGCC&RI organised a cancer awareness camp sponsored by Price Waterhouse Coopers at its SDC office on 20 March 2015. Our Director Dr. Arnab Gupta & our Governing Body Member Dr. Gautam Bhattacharjee spoke about cancer awareness.
International Happiness Day (19 March, 2015)
This special day was celebrated at SGCC&RI along with the NGO We Can Cancer Cannot. A painting session was conducted by actress and painter Ms. Anindita Bose for the benefit of our child patients.
World Cancer Awareness Day (4 February, 2015)
Every year, SGCC&RI observes the World Cancer Awareness Day. This year's theme was a survivor's meet for paediatric and adult leukemia lymphoma. The event was sponsored by Sarabhai Chemicals Specialities, and organised by SGCC&RI along with the NGO We Can Cancer Cannot. The objective of this meet was to encourage newly diagnosed patients and their families by making them understand that cancer is curable, especially with early diagnosis and treatment. The cultural programme consisted of performances by child patients, the NGO We Can Cancer Cannot, and by one of our special guests, the famous classical singer and cancer survivor Mr. Prosenjit Chakraborty. The noted film director Mr. Raj Chakraborty was our other special guest.
Paediatric Surivirors’ Day Out at Haldia (10 January, 2015)
The Indian Cancer Society had specially invited SGCC&RI to take some of our child survivors on a tour to Haldia to commemorate the Indian Coast Guard Week. Dr. Shubhashis De and Dr. Soma De accompanied thirteen of our former child patients, many of whom are now in college. The entourage was welcomed at the Coast Guard Base by Assistant Commandant Prachi Gupta. The highlights of the day were a magic show, an exchange of gifts, an enjoyable lunch, and a hovercraft ride. A most enjoyable day for all!
Biswa Bhara Praan (5 January, 2015)
The Biswa Bhara Praan programme has been held regularly at SGCC&RI for several years. Organised by the NGO Antara, mentally challenged patients performed songs and dances from the “Robindranather Natoker Gaan” for the benefit of our patients. This chief guest for this year's programme was Rev. Philip Philip of the Marthoma Church.

   Other Events

Regular Blood Donation Camp
SGCC&RI associats with other organisations and social clubs to organise voluntary blood donation camps regularly at different places of Kolkata and the neighboring districts.
Weekly Entertainment for Paediatric Patients
Puppet shows are organised weekly at the SGCC&RI paediatric wards for child cancer patients with the cooperation of the Dhumketu Puppet Theatre.
Monthly Birthday Celebration of Paediatric Patients
Every month, SGCC&RI celebrates the birthdays of those child patients whose date of birth falls in that month. This event is sponsored by Rotaractors, Rotary Clubs, PwC SDC, and various NGOs along with individual donors. The celebration is well-received by our children patients, and much appreciated by their families.
 
 
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