A new campaign known among the youth as "No Shave November"
had gradually become viral after it was started last month. It involves a
person giving up shaving or removing hair from their body for the whole of the
month. The main objective of this campaign is to create awareness among people
about men's health, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health
In recent years, the month of
November has been associated with charities that use facial hair to raise awareness
for men's health. "Movember", as it is called among the people, started in
Australia in 2003 and has grown into a global event. No shave November
started in 2009 and encourages participants to grow hair and donate the money
participants would normally spend on grooming for the month to any cancer
There were many who joined this campaign, including women,
who did not mind giving up shaving for a month.
To recognize their efforts, the
Muse Art Gallery in Hyderabad, is holding an exhibition where pictures of these
people have been on display along with the placard representing their campaign.
"The goal of 'No-Shave November' is to grow awareness by embracing our hair,
which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. One can donate
the money we usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about
cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle," Kaali Sudheer
who is the curator at the Muse Art Gallery says while mentioning the
significance of growing hair to raise awareness on campaign. "The awareness
people have is not enough to make the country cancer free. Though people in
urban areas have some idea about it, the people in rural areas are mostly not
Even the people in urban areas live in a state of denial. They need
to be informed that the cancer can be cured. One just has to go to hospital for
check-up when they feel abnormal," he says. The exhibition is an on going event
and will go on till December 5.