Mangalore Diocese

'Beautiful Lengths' hair donation drive held at St Agnes College

Indian Catholic Youth Movement Central Council Diocese of Mangalore in association with St Agnes College(Autonomous) Department of Zoology, Sparsha Campaign against Cancer-CODP and Mercy Beauty Academy, organized a hair Donation Drive under the title "Beautiful Lengths".

The drive started at 11AM with a formal program. Dr Naveen Rodrigues, Consultant-Palliative care, AJ Hospital and Research Centre was the Chief Guest for the programme. Sr Dr M Venissa AC, Principal St Agnes College (Autonomous), Rev Fr Ashwin Cardoza, Director, ICYM Mangalore Diocese, Mr Jaison Crasta, President ICYM, Ms Shilpa D'Souza-Co-ordinator Sparsha-Campaign Against Cancer, CODP, Ms Mercy Veena D’Souza from Mercy Beauty Academy, Yashawanth T -Yacchu's Hair Garage Unisex Salon Bejai Mangalore were the dignitaries for the program.

Ms Blairil Vishma D’Cunha Secretary ICYM, welcomed the gathering.

Dr Naveen Rodrigues addressed the gathering. He gave valuable insights on Cancer. He began with an overview to cancer and also decoded the myths associated with cancer. The speaker gave detailed information regarding cancer, its causes, symptoms and all the other aspects regarding cancer. The talk fully engaged the participants and indeed it was an amazing interactive session.

Mrs Ameetha K, Head of the Department of Zoology proposed the Vote of Thanks. As many as 62 donors came forward to donate hair. Ms Vaishnavi 3rd BSc Student compered the program.

The drive got a very good response and was well appreciated for taking up this initiative for a noble cause.