PSRI Hospital organized walkathon
- PSRI Hospitalorganized Walkathon to spread the message “How important a walk can be for Health”
- More than3500 responsible citizens and walked together this morning with an aim to create awareness about health in the society
Spreading awareness about the intrinsic correlation between Good health and walking, over 3500 enthusiasts got together for ‘Walkathon’ organised by PSRI Hospital. Doctors, patients, celebrities from different walks of life, and students assembled to shake their legs to celebrate ‘22nd Foundation Day’ of the tertiary health care institution. Zumba dance and yoga session was also organised in the beginning to create an aura of a mesmerizing and magical morning.
The event was organised in alignment with the ‘Fit India Campaign’ promoted by Prime Minister Sri Narendra Modi to promote overall health. The participants were cheered by Mrs. Sunanda Singhania – Director J K tyre, along with actor, TV presenter & fitness freak Ms. MandiraBedi. Mrs Singhania flagged off the walkathon. The fitness enthusiasts displayed lot of excitement and were joined by Dr. Dipak Shukla, CEO, PSRI Hospital.
Besides celebrities, over 1000 students from 12 colleges and executives from corporate houses like MMTC, KRIBHCO, ONGC, NTPC, IOC, EIL, BHEL, HERO HONDA, and Mother Dairy etc participated in the event. Other participants were from areas including GK 1, GK 2, Saket, CR Park, Malviya Nagar, Hauzkhas, Panchsheel RWA & association & DPS School, Green Field, ManavRachna, Birla VidhyaNiketan, JamiaMiliaIslamia.
Embassy officials from Afghanistan, Uganda, Australia, Oman, Iraq, New Zealand, Canada, UAE, Fizi, Sudan, Rwanda too came forward for the participation. Their willpower, dedication and inner strength has brought them this far to lead a better and healthy life now.Walkathon covered around 5Km starting and ending at the hospital passing through select city walk, sports complex, Saket road etc. The hospital also organized energy drinks, First-Aid counters and 8 ambulances at various spots in order to take care of the participants.
According to Mrs.Sunanda Singhania – Director J K tyre,’’I am happy that we took this initiative to bring together the society in order to spread awareness so that each one of us adds a day extra in our lives. On 22nd foundation day as a leading healthcare provider we feel it’s our responsibility to bring the society for a cause, which benefits health of all.
According to World Health Organization (WHO),’’ Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD’S) are the number 1 causes of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause and walking can reduce the chances of Heart stroke. An estimated 17.7 million people died from CVDs in 2015, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.4 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.7 million were due to stroke.
Dr Dipak Shukla, CEO, PSRI Hospital also added,’’ This is a big initiative, and we at PSRI Hospitalhave come forward to walk together for good health. I am happy to see that our hospital is equally contributing to spread awareness among the people and their loved ones to stay healthy and keep fighting against many lifestyle diseases”.
Taking steps and increasing physical activities can be an important step towards healthier life. People who are physically active live longer and have lower ricks of chronic diseases which include stroke, Type 2 diabetes, cancers, etc. Brisk walking for just 20 minutes a day can help you fight many chronic diseases.