On Wednesday, 26 November 2019, the Blue Sky Charitable Foundation (BSCF) organized a Seminar on ‘Breast Cancer Awareness and Perspective in Bangladesh’ in the AIUB Auditorium.

Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, ndc, Senior Secretary, Internal Resource Division and Chairman, National Board of Revenue (NBR) was present as the Chief Guest of the seminar. Dr. Carmen Z Lamagna, Vice Chancellor, AIUB delivered her speech as the special guest. The seminar was chaired by Ms. Ayesha Siddiqua Shelley, Additional Commissioner of Taxes, Founder and Chief Adviser of The Blue Sky Charitable Foundation (BSCF). Dr. Sathi Khanom, Breast Cancer Specialist, The Blue Sky Charitable Foundation (BSCF) and Residential Surgeon, Mohanogor General Hospital presented the keynote of the seminar. Ms. Rubana Kafi Jharna, Adviser, BSCF delivered her speech as Panel Expert and Prof. Dr. Charles Villanueva, Vice President, Academics and Dean, Faculty of Business Administration AIUB delivered the vote of thanks at the end. AIUB Students, Faculty members and officials were present in the audience.

Dr. Carmen welcomed the NBR Chairman at AIUB and appreciated the efforts of BSCF for organizing a seminar on such a timely topic on one of the most relevant health issues. In her speech she also highlighted how breast cancer is not just a worry for females; but it affects male health and mentality as well. Dr. Sathi later presented an illustrated PowerPoint presentation on some relevant statistics, cause, awareness, detection, prevention and treatments of Breast Cancer in the country. Ms. Shelley informed the audience about BSCF’s dedication in spreading the awareness of Breast Cancer in Bangladesh. She also expressed her vision of establishing a specialized Breast Cancer Hospital in the country. The panel expert Ms. Rubana expressed the current scenario of breast cancer in the country; how it effects not only a patient, also a family.

In his speech as the chief guest, Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan acknowledged the efforts on BSCF in the field of Breast Cancer awareness. He also informed his affiliation with AIUB for long time and appreciated AIUB’s successful contribution in the growth of country’s higher education. He advised the students on two most important human attributes for ultimate success – honesty and dedication. 

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