GUWAHATI, Nov 19 - Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), Guwahati, celebrated its 42nd foundation day with a daylong programme on Wednesday.
The celebration started with the distribution of sweets to indoor patients and a public rally to create awareness on cancer. The ninth issue of the wall magazine, Sristi, was also released on the occasion.
The foundation day flag was hoisted by the Director of the Institute, Dr AC Kataki. In his address, he paid tribute to founder members Dr Kanak Chandra Borooah, Debendra Nath Sarma, Dr Ganashyam Das, Birendra Nath Choudhury, Ghanpat Dhanuka, Dhirendra Nath Baruah and other prominent personalities of the State.
Dr Kataki also recollected the contributions of the past and present employees of the BBCI. He appealed to the employees to work wholeheartedly for the uplift of the Institute. He emphasized on empathy towards cancer patients who need personalized attention in addition to medical care.
Prizes for various competitions namely, debate, quiz, extempore speech, volleyball, football, drawing, story writing, etc., were also distributed.
The official function at the auditorium of the Institute was attended by the Vice Chancellor of Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Hitesh Deka, as the chief guest and Dr Alaka Goswami as the guest of honour.
Fifty-one employees who have rendered valuable services to the Institute for more than 25 years were felicitated on the occasion. A quarterly bulletin, Sounds of Soul, was released by Dr Alaka Goswami.
In her speech, Dr Goswami appreciated the good work done by the Institute and recollected the contributions of Lokabandhu Dr Bhubaneswar Borooah.
Hitesh Deka, Vice Chancellor of KK Handiqui State Open University, released the BBCI News Bulletin.
Deka, in his address, deliberated on the role of the Institute in its service to humanity. He laid stress on launching courses for the benefit of young students in the field of paramedical sciences in collaboration with the university.
Dr BK Das and Subhash Sarma, recipients of senior employee awards, thanked the management of the Institute for the honour bestowed on them and felt that it would encourage all the employees of the Institute. A cultural programme was organised in the evening in collaboration with Saptasar Musical School, which was attended by employees and patients undergoing treatment at the Institute. Manisha Hazarika and many prominent singers performed on the occasion.