Monday, 19 September 2016

Heart Care Foundation of India’s (HCFI) annual flagship event – the MTNL Perfect Health Mela to be held from October 25th to 29th at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium

Heart Care Foundation of India’s (HCFI) annual flagship event – the MTNL Perfect Health Mela to be held from October 25th to 29th at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium Commemorating 25 years of its inception, the theme for this year's event will be ‘One Health.' New Delhi, 14th September 2016: HCFI, a leading national non-profit organisation committed to making India a healthier and disease-free nation, today announced the dates and program of its flagship event, the MTNL Perfect Health Mela 2016. An annual event curated to spread mass health awareness using entertainment as a medium; the theme for this year’s event is “One Health”. The mela will be organised from October 25-29, 2016 at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi jointly with Health & F.W. Dept. NCT Delhi, MTNL, NDMC & other Central & Delhi state Government department. The Indian Medical Association will be extending its full support towards the event this year. Speaking about the announcement, Padma Shri Awardee Dr KK Aggarwal, President HCFI & President Elect IMA said, “HCFI is committed to raising awareness about the various health issues in the country and providing solutions for them. As a part of this endeavour, we have been successfully organising the Perfect Health Mela for over two decades now. This is a special edition for us for we would be commemorating 25 years of the event. In this edition, the Perfect Health Mela will lay an increased focus on the importance of ‘One health’, a Global movement pressing the need for a collaborative effort of multiple disciplines — working locally, nationally, and globally — to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment. I am extremely thankful to all our supporters, partners, and the participating schools and colleges for without their support none of this would be possible". “The IMA is committed to raising the standards of healthcare in our country and will this year again support the Perfect Health Mela. A platform that encourages preventive health and helps reach quality healthcare to the masses is in line with IMA’s objectives and aims”, added Dr Aggarwal in his capacity of Honorary Secretary General and President Elect IMA. Started in 1993, the Perfect Health Mela caters to people from all age groups and all walks of life. It showcases activities across categories such as health education seminars, check-ups, entertainment programs, lifestyle exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and competitions. The Mela is attended by over 200 organisations each year including those from the State and Central government, PSUs, and leading corporates. The various events being organised this year include the Harmony & Ecofest National inter-school competitions, IMA Godh Bharai, Anmol- inter-school competitions of children with special needs, Heritage National School Classical Dance Competitions, Divya Jyoti Medico Masti National Youth Competitions and a spiritual gurus conference on “All Faith Consensus on One Health”. Free medical checkups will be provided to all visitors. Dr P K Sharma, Medical Health Officer, NDMC & the civic partner of the year’s Perfect Health Mela in a statement said, ‘We congratulate Heart Care Foundation of India on this initiative and we assure you that we will do all we can to make this year's Perfect Health Mela a success”.

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