RGCIRC celebrated the completion of 25 glorious years on 1st July. However, instead of a grand celebration, a quieter ceremony marked the occasion with thanksgiving to all the medical professionals who sacrificed their comforts and lives in serving humanity through one of the toughest health emergencies ever witnessed.
Besides lamp lighting and a prayer session, the silver jubilee celebration witnessed the unveiling of Silver Jubilee Logo, new state-of-the-art MRI centre and facilities to improve patients’ convenience like escalators which are first-of-its-kind in a cancer institute in this part of the world.
On this occasion, RGCIRC offered its heartfelt gratitude to a large number of organisations especially S. J. Jindal Trust Bangalore, Indian Oil, ONGC, Bharat Petroleum, Dr S K Burman Trust, Engineers India Ltd & the Govt. of Germany who contributed immensely in shaping up the institute in its infancy.
RGCIRC Governing Council members including Mr. Pramod Maheshwari, Ms. Jyotsna Govil, Mr. Ashok Agarwal & Mr. Arun Batra also graced the momentous occasion.
On this occasion, RGCIRC also announced commencement of a Public Lecture series delivered and moderated by some of the well-acclaimed oncologists in the country. The public lecture series, aimed at enhancing awareness of cancer, will be held during August to October this year.
Mr. Rakesh Chopra, Chairman, RGCIRC said “The 25 years of RGCIRC can easily represent ‘the art of making it possible’. RGCIRC today is a manifestation of a dream envisioned by few self-less philanthropists with frugal resources but strong determination to provide qualitative and affordable cancer care. It is the epic saga of toil, struggle and self-less service that has led RGCIRC to what it is today”.
“This is an occasion to rededicate ourselves to achieve excellence in cancer care with a human touch. RGCIRC has carved a unique niche for itself as a standalone oncology care centre. We have braved against odds to bring the benefits of new technologies to the maximum possible. That philosophy of leveraging technology, research, motivated human resource and innovation will continue to guide us as we look with new resolve to next 25 years”, said Mr. D. S. Negi, CEO of RGCIRC.
“The growing incidence of cancer in the country has brought into sharp relief and the need for strengthening the healthcare infrastructure of the country. RGCIRC, with its not-for-profit character and thereby offering affordable healthcare as per International Standards, can act as a beacon of hope to support the public health infrastructure in meeting the burgeoning healthcare demands”, said Dr. Sudhir K. Rawal, Medical Director, RGCIRC.