Published: 11th September 2017
Locks of love: Scribes from St Agnes College join hands with an NGO for a hair donation campaign
As an initiative to solve the problems of the cancer patients, Journalism and Mass communication students from St Agnes came up with the idea of 'Locks of love', a hair donation campaign
The Department of Journalism and Mass Communication in St Agnes College in association with Bliss Professional Unisex Salon has organised a unique programme 'Locks of Love' in order to collect hair so as to help patients of cancer at Forum Fiza Mall.
A 84 year-old woman Kamalakshi was one of the first one to be present at the venue to donate hair. She was seen very keen to donate her hair. The campign has been a big success. Over 30 people had registered to donate their hair during the drive before noon. There was good response from the public for this unique drive.
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication in St Agnes College Lakshmi Shenoy informed that the hair which is collected will be sent to a Kerala based NGO 'Sarga Kshetra'. After collecting hair from different locations, it makes and distributes free wigs to women and children who have lost their hair due to cancer treatment," she informed.
After coming to know the problems pertaining to cancer patients, the students of Journalism and Mass Communication decided to organise a campaign. They have been striving hard to create awareness about the hair donation drive. They have organised various cultural programme, awareness talks among other programmes by visiting various college campuses. The college also created awareness through social media about the need of organising hair donation drive
Meanwhile, cultural programmes also orgaised on the same occasion to create awareness on the need of extending our help to the cancer patients. Students of St Agnes College, a team of dance group 'Ocean Kids' and students from Nitte Institute also performed songs, dances so as to support the drive 'Locks of Love'.
Bliss Professional Unisex Salon Proprietor Nazeefa Aysha informed that that the campaign will be continued in future too. Asking the people to join hands with this noble work she said, "Anyone who is interested to donate hair can visit the salon anytime and we will take the initiative to ensure cancer patients get benefit," she said.