Bhubaneswar, Nov 17/11/21: In order to celebrate the first year of the Cervical Cancer Elimination Movement, the first anniversary of the historic movement for which the world has committed to eliminating this type of cancer, Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited in association with the Archaeological Survey of India and KRIAA Foundation illuminated the 11th Century beautiful monument, Rajarani Temple, with teal color. The color represents cervical cancer elimination.
On this day last year, World Health Organisation (WHO) launched a global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem, with a resolution passed by 194 nations. Countries and communities around the world marked this movement with a day of action and the launch of local campaigns.
This unique celebration, held for the first time in Odisha, advocates awareness is the key to overcoming the menace called cancer and to facilitate the survivors to lead and share their stories. They were joined by high-level speakers representing a broad coalition of partners dedicated to eliminating the disease and four-time Grammy Award-winning artist Angélique Kidjo at the global level. In fact, communities across the globe illuminated over 100 landmark monuments in teal color.