Hyderabad, International Women’s Day, March 8th, 2019 : Cure Foundation and Apollo Cancer Hospital, hosted a fashion show – ‘ANAIKA’, to create awareness on Women health & empowerment, on Friday 8th March 2019 at Taj Krishna, Hyderabad.
The Fashion show had four sequences based on different themes to depict womanhood, their wellness and women empowerment.
- ANAIKA means “Complete” and “Powerful.” Models depicted woman as all powerful and invincible.
- Conquerors & Avengers: The women Cancer Survivors and the Cancer Specialists walked on the ramp, hand in hand to convey the message that the Cancer is curable.
- Wellness had models with placards spreading the word on Cancer Prevention, with messages emphasizing on exercise, avoiding Tobacco, healthy eating habits, lifestyle modifications etc.
- Women Achievers had prominent women achievers, who are role models and an inspiration to women. They walked on the ramp and were facilitated on the occasion. The participants in the round comprised of powerful women including Ms Ajita Reddy, Director, Hamstech; Ms Asmita Marwah, Fashion Designer; Ms Charulatha Acharya, w/o. Maha Vir Chakra Major Padmapani Acharya; Ms Deepika Reddy, Classical Dancer, Ms Kiran Uniyal, Martial Arts, Guinness World Record Holder; Ms Meghana Reddy, Rhythmic Gymnast; Ms Rekha Reddy, Iqebana; Ms Samantha Reddy, Entrepreneur; Ms Sangita Reddy, Jt Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals Group; Dr Shashi Reddy, Principal, OMC; Ms Shilpa Reddy, Fashion Designer, Former Mrs. India; Ms Swati Lakra, IPS, SHE teams Chief; Ms Uma Chigurupati, Marathon runner & Entrepreneur and Ms Yogita Rana, IAS.
Speaking on the occasion Dr Vijay Anand Reddy, said, women are the most important part of the family, society and the nation. They should not neglect their health. Be cautious of warning symptoms. cancer in women is highly curable, their survival from cancer is much higher than in men. He emphasised on adopting healthy lifestyle and food habits, besides undergoing regular cancer screening.
A fourteen year old brave Cancer survivor was crowned on the occasion for her indomitable spirit in combating the disease.