Minister Th Radheshyam presenting rose to a cancer patient on the occasion of World Rose Day in Imphal Credit: DIPR

Imphal: Manipur education minister Thokchom Radheshyam on Tuesday interacted with cancer patients at Regional Cancer Centre, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) Hospital in Imphal on the occasion of World Rose Day.

The observance function was organised by Radiation Oncology Department, RIMS.

World Rose Day is observed on every September 22 in the memory of 12-year-old Melinda Rose from Canada who was diagnosed with Askin’s tumour, a rare form of blood cancer, and her efforts to bring cheer and hope into the lives of other patients, even in the face of her own disease.

During the event, minister Radheshyam said that doctors are like demigods as they have a few great qualities different from others. Doctors did see, listen and feel what others didn’t and give their best effort to take care of their patients during treatment, he added.

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World Rose Day is observed on September 22 every year

Quoting the sentence “love can open all the gates”, the minister further stated that ill people should be given the utmost care and love by all to imbibe strength, bring cheer and hope into their lives. It is the doctors who devote most of their life rendering service in the treatment of their patients. He also appealed the public not to blame the doctors, in case of occurrence of any untoward incidents, despite sincere efforts and attempts on their part.

As a sign of encouragement and moral supports, the minister also presented roses and gifts to the cancer patient wishing for their good health.

A short interaction between the minister and the post-graduate students of the radiation oncology department followed the observance function, whereby the minister gave certain motivating words to the students and wished for their bright future.

The event was attended by RIMS director Prof A Santa Singh, medical superintendent Prof Ch Arun Kumar Singh, professors of the department, post-graduate students and other staff of the department.

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