Releasing a health message on the opening of the 18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela activities, Prof. Kiran Walia, Minister of Women and Child Development & Languages, Government of Delhi, in her message said that women in the society should focus their attention on their health. Only if the women are healthy, the whole family can be healthy.
Prof. Walia said that October is a breast awareness month and all women after age of 21 should learn to self-check their breast and notify if they find any lump in the breast as breast cancer is curable if detected early. A special poster on breast awareness was released by Prof. Walia ” Be breast aware: Breast cancer is curable if detected early:
Mr. Navjyot Singh Sidhu, Member of Parliament and Former International Cricketer, released the poster-cum-health messages on the subjects “Science behind Rituals” and HIV prevention.
Mr. Sidhu said that lifestyle diseases can be prevented by observing laws of nature and following the traditional rituals of the society.
The messages he released were:
1. By “Avoiding eating cereals 80 days in a year can prevent metabolic syndrome”.
2. You can protect your unborn child from HIV.
Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Award, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President, Heart Care Foundation of India and Perfect Health Mela, said that a special campaign is being organized on Monday, 17th October, 2011 at Ansal Plaza where a special show will focus on cancer survivors, doctors, cancer specialists and other invited members of the public. The show called “Drum Jam” by Mr Roberto Narain organised in association with International Oncology group will be dedicated to awareness of breast cancer.
The mela is being organized by Heart Care Foundation of India and World Fellowship of Religions in association with Health Department, Government of Delhi, NDMC, MCD and other Delhi Government, Central Government Public Sector undertakings, Private establishments.
The mela activities will also include a special show for married women on Karwa Chauth focusing on “be faithful to your partner”.
The event will include Mehandi Ceremony, Nail Art and a special show dedicated to HIV awareness.
On 16th October, Sunday, for the first time a conference is being held at Acharya Sushil Muni Ashram where doctors from all pathies will try to form a consensus on lifestyle parameters. In the evening, a Dandiya show will be held at Gardens of Five Senses in collaboration with Delhi Tourism.
On 18th at Siri Fort Auditorium, there will be a Kavi Sammellan by renowned Poet Sh. Ashok Chakradhar along with his group and lively cultural evening by Sukhmani & Group.
From 19th to 23rd, the mela will be held at NDMC Grounds, Laxmibai Nagar, New Delhi and will be a mix of exhibition, entertainment, infotainment, competitions and checkups.
In a joint statement Sh Shumam Mukherjee, Director Commercials SAIL, Sh Manjeet Singh ED MTNL, Dr N V Kamat DHS, Dr N K Yadav MHO, MCD, Dr P K Sharma MOH, NDMC, Dr B P Singh Advisor, DST, Mr Deepak Jolly, Vice President, Coca Cola India Ltd., Ms Vidhu from LIC and Mr Gulshan Rai, MD, Diamond Comics said that the mela will be a perfect picnic spot and the right opportunity for people to know everything about preventive healthcare.
Conference on climatic change held
18th MTNL Perfect Health Mela held a seminar on the effects of Climatic Changes on Family Health.
Inaugurating a conference on Effect of Climatic Changes on Female Health, supported d by Ministry of Erath Sciences, Acharya Dr Sadhvi Sadhna Ji Maharaj Chairperson World Fellowship of Religions said that women are the backbone of the society and can help in brining a change in the environment.
Padmashri & Dr. B.C. Roy National Awardee, Dr. KK Aggarwal, President Heart Care Foundation of India and Perfect Health Mela said that Global Warming and depletion of ozone layer is a big concern and requires immediate attention.
Mr. Sudhakar Rao from Ministry of earth sciences, Ms Vartika Nanda, noted journalist and professor LSR College, Ms Rashmi Singh, IAS and Dr. K K Aggarwal, President of the Mela, jointly released a message poster on “Both internal and outer environment needs to be kept clean for proper health”.
The panelists Dr. Mridula Pandey, Dr Rakhee Mehra, Dr S N Yadav, Dr Sunila Garg, Dr Anupam Malhotra released a common message “ yatha pide thatha brahamnade: As is the Microcosm so is the Macrocosm” . The conference was attended by over 200 ladies.
Chief Guest of the function Mr. Sudhakar Rao Scientist G Ministry of Earth Sciences said that Climate change is a significant and emerging threat to public health, and changes the way we must look at protecting vulnerable populations.
Ms Anuvinda Varkey General Secretary YWCA guest of honour for the function said that the release of chlorofluorocarbons and other atmospheric pollutants depletes stratospheric ozone, which in turn increases human exposure to ultraviolet radiation, causing skin cancer and cataracts.