'Ashadeep Ashray Griha' inaugurated for cancer patients in Tezpur
‘Ashadeep Ashray Griha’ for cancer patients was inaugurated on Sunday at the ICCW campus at Mazgaon, Tezpur
TEZPUR: 'Ashadeep Ashray Griha' for cancer patients was inaugurated on Sunday at the ICCW campus at Mazgaon, Tezpur under the aegis of the Indian Council of Child Welfare, Tezpur Branch. The 'Ashray Griha' is the brainchild of prominent social worker of Tezpur, Dr. Lakshmi Goswami. Dr. Goswami, a prominent social worker from Tezpur who has been fighting cancer since 1984 and understanding the financial situation of cancer patients, is today a symbol of morale and self-confidence for cancer patients and Dr Goswami started 'Ashadeep Ashray Griha' at the home of the Indian Council for Child Welfare in Tezpur Mazgaon with the help of some kind-hearted men and women of Tezpur.
The "Ashadeep Ashray Griha" was formally inaugurated by 84-year-old Leena Sharma, mother of the founding secretary of Deepsikha Foundation and Morigaon Deputy Commissioner Devashish Sharma, at a function which was attended by Tezpur MLA Prithiraj Rava, Sonitpur DC Deba Kumar Mishra, Morigaon DC Devashish Sarma, Chief Executive Officer of Assam Cancer Care Foundation, Sajal Sen. The centre will provide free accommodation for patients and their relatives while undergoing cancer treatment at Tezpur Cancer Centre.
The shelter will initially have 11 beds for cancer patients and it will be gradually increased. 84-year-old retired professor of Darrang College, Ananda Baruah donated an amount of Rs 2 lakh to the ICCW at the function.