Walkathons mark World Heart Day in city

“Heart is the most important organ of our body and any sort of heart disease is life threatening. It is very essential to create awareness regarding keeping one’s heart healthy,” said Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar.

 He was speaking after flagging off the walkathon organised by the Cauvery Heart and Multi Speciality Hospital, Siddarthanagar, in front of Kote Anjaneya temple to mark World Heart Day and create awareness regarding heart-related diseases, on Thursday.

JSS Hospital, Mysuru celebrated the World Heart Day by organising a walkathon under the banner ‘JSS Hridhayakshema’, on Thursday.

The theme provided by World Heart Federation for this year is ‘Power Your Life’. Senior journalist Rajshekhar Koti was the chief guest of the event. The walkathon started and ended at JSS Hospital, Mysuru. As many as 500 people took part in the event where they walked from JSS Hospital through JSS Mahavidyapeetha, Palace South Gate, MCC Circle, Sanskrit College, Agrahara Circle and culminated at JSS Hospital.

Mahesh R, Director Medical Education, JSSMVP, Dr M D Ravi, Director, JSS Hospital, Basawaraj Kuppasad, Chief Administrative Officer, JSSH, Dr Nagaraj Desai, Prof and HOD, Cardiology Department, Dr Shyamprasad Shetty, Prof and HOD, Cardiothoracic vascular Surgery, Cardiology Department consultants Dr Manjappa, Dr Prashanth
Kulkarni, Dr Sujay, Dr Poornima, School Of Nursing students and faculty, JSS Hospital staffs and faculty took part in the event.

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Headmaster of the school, G Shivamallu, in his presidential speech, said: “The present lifestyle, food habit and stressful life has made the youth prone to various diseases. Thus, it is the need of the hour to make them aware of it.” He called upon the students to take care of their heart by following healthy habits.

The chief guest of the programme G L Tripuraanthaka, coordinator of JSS Institutions said that in India, 25% of heart attacks occur among people below 40 years of age and this is an issue of concern. He told students that along with taking care of heart by following healthy habits, one should also have healthy relation with his neighbours, elders and friends.

Head of the institution Sampath, Veerabadraiah, C P Nirmala, NCC Airforce wing chief officer M G Basavanna and others were present.

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