Parrikar’s message of strength on World Cancer Day

New Delhi: Battling his own ailment in AIIMS, Delhi, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday sent a message of mental fortitude on the occasion of the World Cancer Day.

“Human mind can overcome any disease. #WorldCancerDay,” Parrikar tweeted.

Parrikar is suffering from a pancreatic ailment and has been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, Delhi, and New York since February 2018. He was reportedly admitted to the cancer department of AIIMS, Delhi on February 1.

With a tube in his nose, ailing Parrikar on January 30 presented the Goa Budget in the Assembly, asserting that he was “high on Josh (enthusiasm)”.

In his about six-minute speech giving the operative part of the budget, the chief minister vowed to serve the state with sincerity, integrity, and dedication till his last breath.

February 4 is observed as the World Cancer Day to spread cancer awareness and encourage its prevention. It was started by the Union for International Cancer Control to support the objectives of the World Cancer Declaration.