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Mamta Mohandas' courage wins her Vocational Excellence Award

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Published: Monday, November 7, 2011, 16:02 [IST]

Mamta Mohandas, who has completely recovered from Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare type of cancer has been awarded the Vocational Excellence Award by a humanitarian organisation.

Mamta, who was visibly thrilled upon receiving the award in Kochi said, “If it were not for this disease, I would not have been as strong a person as I am today. Every time I meet someone new, the energy I feel is so different."

After battling cancer for more than a year, Mamta has finally recovered completely. Even during the period that she was undergoing chemotherapy, Mamta Mohandas continued with her acting thereby displaying immense courage and spirit.

Talking about her responsibility of being a youth icon, Mamta Mohandas said, “I want to do my bit to inspire the youth. A lot of the youth today are laidback. I have to admit that I was like that, until I finished schooling and started college. My advice to the youth would be to go out there, try whatever they have not done before; everything is possible. You just need to have the desire to make this world a better place."

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