The World Cancer Day is observed on February 4 in order to raise awareness about cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Different symbols are employed to help promote the fight against different types of cancers: Pink ribbon is a global symbol of breast cancer awareness while the orange ribbon is symbol of child cancer awareness. The theme for World Cancer Day 2019 is “I am and I will” – all about your story and your commitment.
It was on this day I stumbled across a tweet by noted homeopathic doctor- Dr. Nandini Sharma. Dr. Sharma had a special message for the people. To remove the scourge of cancer which has devastated lives of many, Dr. Sharma urged the people to “reflect on the devastation caused by cancer, show support to survivors & those fighting for their lives due to the disease. Raise awareness of cancer & to encourage its prevention, detection & treatment.”
Let’s reflect on the devastation caused by cancer, show support to survivors & those fighting for their lives due to the disease. Raise awareness of cancer & to encourage its prevention, detection & treatment.#WorldCancerDay pic.twitter.com/ARFdR4yPHU
— Dr. Nandini Sharma (@DrNandiniBJP) February 4, 2019
As I was to get to know later, Homeopathy Practitioner and dedicated Social Servant- Dr. Nandini Sharma- has been organizing regular camps and Breast Cancer awareness programmes in Malviya Nagar, Khirki village and Hauzrani areas in Delhi. Dangerous and deadly diseases like cancer don’t just kill people but destroy entire families. It was so heartening to see someone working in the direction to raise awareness about this fatal disease. For her service in the health sector, she had received appreciation award by Asian Homeopathy Medical League. Dr. Nandini Sharma has received many awards for her service to the nation.
Dr. Nandini Sharma also runs “Dr Nandini Charitable Trust” which helps in the education of underprivileged children & empowerment of women.
— Dr. Nandini Sharma (@DrNandiniBJP) January 24, 2019
An honorary homeopathic physician at Rashtrapati Bhawan dispensary since 2001, Dr. Nandini Sharma also organized nutrition camps every month in the premises of Laxmi Narayan Temple Malviya Nagar, New Delhi with the help of yoga teacher and nutritionist, and is supported by companies like Nestle & Willmar Schwabe, India from the year 2005 to 2009.
Dr. Sharma isn’t just a Homeopathy Practitioner and a dedicated Social Servant but a successful politician as well. The BJP recognized her contribution towards society and gave her ticket in Delhi Municipal Corporation elections from Hauzrani ward in 2012. She bagged about 48% of the total valid votes cast in 2012. In 2017, she won Delhi Municipal Corporation elections as a Councilor of Malviya Nagar ward 63 S.
In 2015, she contested in Delhi Legislative elections also on BJP ticket but could not secure victory. She received about 40% of the total valid votes polled.
Apart from political service from, Dr. Nandini Sharma has also served public in academic capacities. She is a member of Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Working group epidemic wing Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis , Project screening committee, Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India and other esteemed organizations.
She has promoted holistic healthcare through homeopathy and has also authored a paper on the subject titled “Evaluating the role of homeopathic medicines along with the lifestyle modification in obesity”.