International Childhood Cancer Day Competition – First prize worth Rs: 5000

Poster Competition by MCON Manipal
Cancer Awareness Poster Competition by MCONS – Manipal

Every year 15th February is observed as International Childhood Cancer Day. The aim of celebrating such a day is to create awareness in society about the curability of childhood cancer.

In developing countries, the cure rates for children with cancer are over 75% with majority of them going on to live normal lives. Unfortunately 80% of the burden of childhood cancer is in developing countries and only 20% of these children get adequate treatment.

Lack of awareness about childhood cancer and its curability is the main reason that many of these children do not even reach a cancer centre. To increase awareness about the curability of childhood cancer, we have organized a Poster Competition.

The theme of the competition is “Childhood Cancer is Curable”. Competition is open to all students and faculty of Manipal University.

Poster size 18” x 24”. Please print your name, name of the college and contact number on the backside of the poster. Submit your posters to MCON Office on or before 10th February 2011 . All entries will be exhibited in Pediatric OPD on 15th February 2011.

The 3 best entries will be awarded prizes.
First prize worth Rs: 5000
Second prize worth Rs: 3000
Third prize worth Rs:2000

Certificates will be awarded to all selected entries.

For more details contact

Mr. Vishnu Renjith
Assistant Lecturer
Manipal College of Nursing Manipal
Manipal University
Ph: 9844634325


  1. Care and cure of childhood cancer
    To increase the awareness of childhood cancers, the department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Manipal University observed the ‘International Childhood Cancer Day’ on February 15, 2011. The day’s program began with welcome address by Mrs. Baby S Nayak, Professor, Department of Child Health Nursing.
    The chief guest Dr. Pushpa Kini, Professor and HOD, Department of Paediatrics, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, emphasized on the role of nurses in caring for children with chronic illness especially childhood cancers.
    Dr. (AVM) Raghuraman, Medical Superintendent, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, Dr. Anice George, Dean, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal and Ms. Erna Judith Roach, Associate Dean and HOD, Department of Child Health Nursing, Manipal College of Nursing Manipal addressed the gathering and focused on the team approach in the care of children with cancers.

    Poster competition: A poster competition on the theme “Childhood Cancer is Curable” was also organized as part of the awareness program. Forty one participants from constituent institutions of Manipal University participated. All the posters were displayed in the paediatric OPD of Kasturba Hospital, Manipal for a day with the aim of increasing awareness among the public.
    Posters were judged by Dr. (AVM) Raghuraman, Dr. Nalini Bhaskaranand, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, KMC Manipal and Dr. Kasturi Adiga, Principal, Manipal School of Nursing Manipal. The prizes were distributed to the winners by a child who has recovered from cancer.
    Ms. Apurva Gupta from MCOPS, Manipal won the first prize. The second prize was shared by Ms. E. Eggers and Ms. Boggers, Department of Public Health, Manipal University. Third prize was bagged by Ms. Bharathi, from Manipal School of Nursing, Manipal. Gift worth Rs. 5000/-, Rs. 3000/- and Rs. 2000/- were awarded to the first, second and third prize winners respectively. Certificates for participants were distributed by Dr. Pushpa Kini and Dr. (AVM) Raghuraman. Mr. Vishnu Renjith, Assistant Lecturer, Department of Child Health Nursing proposed the vote of thanks.
    After the formal function a talk on “Curability of childhood cancers” was delivered by Dr. Anupama Borkar, Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, In-charge Paediatric Hematology Oncology, Kastruba Medical College, Manipal and another talk on “Psychosocial issues in caring for children with cancers” was delivered by Ms. Erna Judith Roach.

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