A health and wellness fair will be inaugurated on October 18 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The theme of the three-day day fair, which is an annual feature, is being co-organised by departments of Delhi and Central Government and the World Health Organization. The theme of the mela this year is “Fit Delhi, Fit India”.
As a pre-run to the Perfect Health Mela, various health activities will be held on October 16 and 17 to create health awareness among girls at the Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Ambedkar Nagar. These activities will focus on the importance of hand washing as well as various other hygienic practices that are important to ensure good health in teenagers.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju are expected to inaugurate the event. Other dignitaries who will be present at the inauguration include state Health Minister Satyendra Jain Sports Secretary Radhey Shyam Julaniya and Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Singh Dev.
Speaking on the occasion, Ashok Rana, DGHS, said, “Events like the Perfect Health Mela have an important role to play in educating the public on different aspects of health, hygiene, and fitness. I congratulate Heart Care Foundation of India (HCFI) for organising the event successfully year after year and making people aware about the importance of a healthy lifestyle.”
Dr. Ramesh Kumar, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) NDMC, said, “We are happy to support HCFI in organising infotainment-based health event on such a large-scale. The Perfect Health Mela is a perfect example of combining education with awareness and events like these are definitely the need of the hour.”
In his message, Sandeep Pradhan, DG Sports Authority of India, said, “The Government of India launched the Fit India Movement this year and thus the theme of the Perfect Health Mela is very relevant. Not only it is important to be fit but also educate others to ensure optimum fitness levels. This can go a long way in reducing the burden of diseases in the country.”
The Perfect Health Mela celebrated its Silver Jubilee last year and promised to be bigger and better this time. All visitors would be given deworming tablet and Vitamin D sachet, while adolescent girls will be given a sanitary napkin. There will be a live demo of Mohalla clinic by the Government of Delhi. Effective ways to prevent pollution effects on the body including the use of nasal saline drops will be demonstrated.
Started in 1993, the Perfect Health Mela caters to people from all age groups and walks of life. It showcases activities across categories such as health education seminars, check-ups, entertainment programmes, lifestyle exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and competitions. The Mela is attended by over 200 organizations each year including those from the state and central government, PSUs, and leading corporates.
A pre event took place yesterday which was attended by Shri Anil Ahuja, Shri Vivek Kumar and Shri Saurabh Aggarwal, Directors, Heart Care Foundation of India.