New Delhi, 2nd April: The Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) is organizing a mega health camp on World Health Day at the Acharya Sushil Muni Ashram, Defence Colony, New Delhi on 7th April 2019. The event is being conducted in association with Public Diplomacy Forum, Temple of Understanding Foundation, IMA-New Delhi Branch, World Fellowship of Religions, Vishwa Ahimsa Sangh, Delhi Heart and Lung Institute, the Lions Club of Delhi, Alaknanda, and Sai Milan.
Hon’ble Chief Secretary of Delhi Shri Vijay Kumar Dev will be the Chief Guest for the day. Sh C K Khanna President BCCI and Dr Anurag Batra Editor Business World will be the chief guests.
Over 10 dharma gurus gracing the occasion will provide an ashirvachan on ‘Physical to spiritual heart: the healing within.” This will be followed by the World Health Day awards ceremony. Doctors from across medical specialties such as cardiology, ENT, gynecology, homeopathy, Ayurveda, and others will conduct free health checkups and consultations.
Speaking about this, Padma Shri Awardee, Dr KK Aggarwal, President, HCFI, said, “I am pleased to invite everyone for this mega health camp to be held on World Health Day. The theme this year is universal health coverage and this camp is a step towards realizing this larger vision. The mega health camp will offer free checkups and the focus of the event will be on inner healing. It is also an honor to have several eminent dharma gurus to deliberate on this topic and give us their insights. We look forward to good participation during the event and are sure that everyone will have something to take away from it.”
The dharma gurus expected to attend the event are as follows.
Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas SFX, Chairman of Executive Committee, CBCI Society for Medical Education – North India and Secretary General, CBCI; Engineer Waris Hussain, Secretary, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind; Imam Umer Ilyasi, President, All India Organisation of Imams of Mosques; Rabbi E I Malekar, Secretary and head priest, Judah Hyam Synagogue; Pujya Vijendra Nandan Prabhu, ISKCON Temple; Acharya Vivek Muni Dharmananda Jain, Head Priest, Acharya Sushil Ashram; Prof. Kavas Kapadia, Zoroastrian Scholar and professor, School of Planning and Architecture; Ven. Lama Chosphel Zotpa, President, Himalayan Buddhist Cultural Association; Sardar Paramjit Chandhok, Executive Member, Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Bangla Sahib Gurdwara; Dr A K Merchant, General Secretary, Temple of Understanding India Foundation and National Trustee, Lotus Temple and Baha’I Community of India; and Prof. Dr Arvind Alok, Chairman, Buddhist Monuments Development Council.
Adding further, Dr Aggarwal, who is also the Group Editor-in-Chief of IJCP, said, “While we continue to demand universal health coverage, each of us has a responsibility to take care of our health.”
Some tips from HCFI
- Develop healthy habits: eat, sleep, and exercise right
- Everything in moderation – Be it drinking, using the cell phone, or even sitting in one place, remember to not overdo it.
- Ancient wisdom – In addition to physical exercise, do yoga and meditation for your mental and spiritual well-being and maintain equilibrium. Allow your body to heal itself.
- Periodic Check-up – Prevention is better than cure. Early detection of most health problems can help in correcting lifestyles to slow the degeneration process and lead a longer and healthier life.
- Avoid smoking – Not only active smoking, but passive too is very harmful for the body. In addition, manage your blood cholesterol, blood pressure as well as diabetes and maintain optimum weight. Limit your salt intake and drinking.