It is an honor for me to welcome Her Excellency Dr, Muna Al Jardani, the undersecretary of Education and Curricula of Ministry of education and all of you present here this evening.
We are present here this evening to salute the women who are so bravely fighting cancer with smile
Ladies and Gentlemen allow me to introduce my new book “Within Myself” “Within Myself” goes beyond a collection of poetry, it is the inner voice of Cancer Survivors. I was in close touch with them and they have unwrapped their hearts and soul to us. They have had the courage and will power to live beyond the pain and turmoil of Cancer. The book incorporates the stories, true to life of women who fought and survived Cancer.
Words and poetry alone do not do enough justice to the pain and turmoil that I experienced and saw in the eyes of these women. This is merely an effort to contribute and inspire faith and hope in the hearts of those who are so closely associated to their loved ones.
Ladies and Gentlemen
There is life beyond Cancer and I dedicated my work, my poetry to the Survivors.
If I may share this with you, my own father was a victim of cancer. Until last he lived with a smile, in-spite of the pain. I drive my inspiration greatly from him. He taught me never to give up and so I believe where there is life, there is hope and when there is hope there is continuity of life.
Ladies and Gentlemen the launch of Within Myself has been made possible through the valuable contributions of National Bank of Oman, Apex Publishing, The Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Spain, Muscat Pharmacy, Holiday villa, Oman Drug House, The Translation Group of Sultan Qaboos University, Hyatt Regency, Daran LLC, Modern Centre for Business Services Northen Sands and Oman Printers.
Also there have been the contributions and support of my many friends who helped me immensely. I would like you to know them Fadhal Allah Suliman, Pamela Carboni, Mr. Tonny Barbour, Mohammed Al Rawahi, Dr Patricia Groves Hamoud Al Jabry, Hassan Al Matroushi, Dr, Abdullah Al Harassi, Aidah Al Jabry and finally Surinaa Triveen, Fahad Al Wahaibi and Monsterrat Capdevila and my family for always being there for me.
Lastly I would like you all to know that the funds generated through the sale of “within Myself” will go to the National Association for Cancer Awareness. I profoundly thank the National Association for Cancer Awareness, the first Patient advocacy Group in Oman for the support and inspiration in the launching of “Within Myself” and their attentiveness support to me. The will power to live beyond Cancer has been aptly portrayed by those who involved with the Association.
Lets us join in the efforts and try to make this disease, Cancer more bearable and less of nightmare.
Thank you all Thank you so much.