10 September 2021 | News
The event is dedicated to cancer patients and survivors
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National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) under the Ministry of Steel launched Global Grace Cancer Run 2021 in Hyderabad. The event was graced by the Chief Guest, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, Governor of Telangana and Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry, the Guest of Honour, Sumit Deb, CMD NMDC and Dr Chinnababu Sunkavalli, CEO, Grace Cancer Foundation. Keeping in view the ongoing Fit India Movement, NMDC is supporting the Cancer Awareness Run to be held on October 10, 2021, in Hyderabad, as part of India’s AzadiKaAmritMahotsav celebration.
Dr Soundararajan dedicated the event to cancer patients and survivors. Speaking on the Spirit of Freedom in the ongoing AzadikaAmritMahotsav, Dr Soundararajan encouraged everyone to fight for Freedom from Cancer. Deb highlighted the increasing cancer mortality rate and the social responsibility to create awareness on the same.
Commenting on the occasion, he said, “NMDC has chalked out a plan to conduct various sports, academic and cultural events to celebrate India@75. Envisioning a new India that adopts an active lifestyle - both physically as well as mentally, it is our pleasure to support the Global Cancer Run 2021 and be a part of the movement.”
NMDC has partnered with Grace Cancer Foundation to conduct freedom marathons in person at Hyderabad and virtually across the globe, in three categories - 5K, 10K, and 21.1K. It will also be organised in-person in its three major project locations - Bailadila, Donimalai and NISP as part of its celebrations of AzadiKaAmritMahotsav.