Valpoi/Panaji: Around 100 girl students, parents and faculty members today participated in a Breast Cancer Awareness webinar, which was organised by Govt Higher Secondary School, Valpoi to celebrate the Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The teachers, students and parents from various other government higher secondary schools also participated in it.
The webinar was held by Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan’s NSQF project, which has been providing skill training to the students in primary and higher secondary school.
Dr Shekhar Salkar, Senior Onco-Surgeon, Manipal Hospitals, shared a detailed presentation on the breast cancer causes, symptoms and cure.
With the early detection a key for reduction in the breast cancer, Dr Salkar explained about various methods including self breast examination to know the early symptoms.
The presentation was followed by an intriguing Q&A session from students, their parents and teachers.
The hour-long session started with introduction by Ms Leena Kalangutkar while Ms Nikita Desai & Dr Gauresh Naik coordinated the event.
Ms Nikita Desai welcomed the guests, moderated the event and presented vote of thanks for being a part of the online event.