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Mangaluru, Oct 13 : CODP ® Mangaluru and Manos Unidas Spain organized Heath and Food Kit Distribution to needy SHG families of Sneha Okkoota Kinnigoli, formed under the aegis of CODP on 10 October 2020.

Chief Guest of the program was Rev. Fr Mathew Vas, Parish Priest of Kinnigoli. Rev. Fr Vincent D Souza, Designate Director of CODP; Ms. Shilpa D Souza, Coordinator of SPARSHA; Mr. Rocky Saldanha, President of Sneha Okkoota Kinnigoli; Ms. Reena D Souza, President of Preethi Mahasangha Kinnigoli were present on dais.

Rev. Fr Vincent D Souza welcomed the gathering. He said that CODP is a service oriented Catholic Charitable organization that has been involved in distributing food kits to poor families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Rev. Fr Mathew Vas addressed the gathering and shared their inputs on Health, and advised people to remain safe and not to loose faith in God. He also congratulated CODP for doing this good work which shows the concern towards the needy.

Ms. Shilpa, took up a session on cancer and explained about cancer and its prevention. Cancer is a broad term. It describes the disease that results when cellular changes cause the uncontrolled growth and division of cell.

She spoke on the general situation of cancer in India, and also shared data of cancer cases in India which was published in the recent article. She also mentioned, in Karnataka cancer cases are 20,084. Symptoms of cancer were told to the people and advise was also given to avoid smoking, drinking, junk food and practice healthy life style. Participants were encouraged to practice organic farming and one of the methods to implement organic farming could also be through jeans grow bags. Consuming organic fruits and vegetables could help a person to be healthy. Resource person spoke on the Government schemes which are available for treatment of cancer. One of the best way to prevent cancer is through regular checkup, because if this decease is detected and treated at an early stage, then definitely it can be cured.

Ms Pushpaveni, Animator of CODP assisted the programme.

75 poor people were provided with food and health kits.

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