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Amguri, Sivasagar District, Assam Outreach

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On 17th July, 2018, I flew from Guwahati to Dibrugarh, and then headed by road for three hours to reach Amguri, Sivasagar. I am thankful to Mr. Diganta Borkakati, Co-Founder and Treasurer “Navayug” non-profit foundation for his collaboration when I reached out to him few months back from Charlotte. My earnest thanks to Mrs. Priyadarshini Dutta for connecting me to Mr. Diganta Borkakati, so thoughtful of Mrs. Dutta supporting the cause! My sincere thanks to the Navayug team for all your efforts in putting the event together so smoothly! My sincere thanks to Amguri Healthcare center for their immense support and helping in organizing the event in their Healthcare center,

My heartfelt thanks to the Navayug team for all your warmth and affection --  Mr. Lalit Konwar, Mr. Robin Gogoi, Mr. Hemanta Bhuyan, Mr. Hemanta Borkakoty, Mr. Prabal Jyoti Boruah, Mrs. Seema Saikia Borkakoty, Mrs. Anjana Hazarika, Mrs. Rimli Konwar, Mrs. Anshumala Dutta, Mrs. Monisha Sharma, Mr. Prodip Sharma, Mr. Diganta Borkakoti, and Mr. Raj Talukdar.

Navayug focuses on “Health & Family Welfare” and during my outreach, I realized that this is the first time a Breast cancer awareness program was held in Amguri and I am so thankful that because of Navayug, I could reach out to the people of Amguri.

My heartfelt thanks to my father, Dr. C.S Das for arranging the road transport and to Mr. Narayan Kanwar from Dibrugarh to drive me to all the places during my Upper Assam Outreach (17th July through 21st July) as I traveled on my own.

It was a pleasure meeting Dr Jitendra Nath Sharma Bordoloi, Retired HOD Microbiology, Assam Medical College and Mrs. Hiron Devi at Sivasagar! Cannot thank them enough for their love, affection and accommodation on 17th July night!

Overview: This was the first time a Breast Cancer Awareness program was held in a small town Amguri in Sivasagar district in Assam. I was so privileged to be able to conduct the program in collaboration with Navayug and couldn’t have done without Navayug’s immense efforts in organizing the event in Amguri Healthcare center. I received overwhelming response from people, especially women. Many women came forward to discuss their issues and realized how critical it was to take care of their Breast health. The acceptance of Breast self exam (BSE) cards in Assamese language was great. Women found the BSE cards to be very useful. A very fulfilling trip to Amguri! 

By Dr. Lopamudra Das Roy
Founder & President, Breast Cancer Hub

Earlier Event: July 16
Shillong, Meghalaya Outreach
Later Event: July 18
Tinsukia and Digboi Outreach