Ludhiana: Bike rally spreads awareness on prostate cancer

Ludhiana: Bike rally spreads awareness on prostate cancer

Bikers participate in a rally to observe September as Prostate Cancer Month in Ludhiana. Photo: Ashwani Dhiman

Ludhiana, September 19

Uro-Oncology Institute of Aykai Hospital organised a motorcycle rally to observe September as prostate cancer month. A team of 100 bikers, including urologist and transplant surgeon and chairman, Aykai, Dr BS Aulakh and his team, the Punjab Police Academy, Phillaur, and Super Bikers from all over the state took in the 27-km rally, which went around the city.

The rally started from Guru Nanak Stadium and culminated at Aykai Hospital. The aim of the rally was to spread awareness on prostate and uro cancers among the community.

The rally was flagged of by NK Chand, Principal Commissioner, Income Tax, and Mayor Balkar Singh Sandhu. The participants carried placards with information on prostate cancer.

While sensitising residents, Dr Baldev Singh Aulakh said, “Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men. Generally, people get worried when they are diagnosed with cancer. But, thanks to today’s technology as cancer patients have a high survival rate and the journey has become easier. Hence, there is tremendous need to create awareness about prostate cancer.”

“The motive behind this rally is to enlighten more and more people of our city so that they must come forward and get themselves investigated to avoid future complications,” Dr Aulakh added.The rally was received by singer and artistes Amar Noorie, Feroz Khan, Kamal Khan and Masha Ali.

The riders were felicitated by Noorie and her team. Noorie said, “Awareness plays an essential role in human life. Such activities will definitely make individuals live a safe and healthy life.”—TNS

Tribune Shorts


Top Stories

It is a historic day in our bilateral relations: Rajnath Singh at inaugural India-Russia '2+2' dialogue

India, Russia sign AK-203 rifle deal worth Rs 5,000 crore; extends military cooperation till 2031

New Delhi mentions ‘unprovoked’ aggression by China along no...

Putin and Modi discuss trade, humanitarian situation in Afghanistan

Putin meets Modi; describes India as a great power, friendly nation and a time-tested friend

Putin expresses concern over developments in Afghanistan

Amit Shah likely to make statement on Nagaland incident in both Houses

'Extremely anguished', Amit Shah says in Lok Sabha on Nagaland killings; Opposition minus TMC walks out

Home Minister says all agencies must ensure such an incident...

Congress forms Punjab poll panels: Ambika Soni to head coordination, Sunil Jakhar is campaign chief

Congress forms Punjab poll panels: Ambika Soni to head coordination, Sunil Jakhar is campaign chief

Maken to chair candidate screening committee, Jakhar also in...

Omicron: Third Covid wave projected to hit India by February, but may be milder than second

Omicron: Third Covid wave projected to hit India by February, but may be milder than second

World Health Organisation has classified the Omicron variant...

Cities

View All