26th edition of Perfect Health Mela with fun, fiesta, food & fitness begins from 18th Oct.
The three day long mega event focussing on health and hygiene is going to kick off on October 18 at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium, Delhi. The Mela has a plethora of features that make the event all the more attractive, it expects more than 2 lakhs visitors this year.
The occassion will have cyclothon for fitness, science and laughter shows, and a dandiya night.
The fair to be organized by Heart Care Foundation of India, a leading NGO in association with departments of Delhi and Central governments and WHO (World Health Organization) will read “Fit Delhi, Fit India” as the theme this year.
Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal and Kiren Rijiju, Minister of State – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports have been invited to inaugurate the event. Other distinguished guests at the fete will be Satyendra Jain, Health Minister, Government of NCT, Radhey Shyam Julaniya Secretary Sports, GOI, and Vijay Singh Dev, Chief Secretary, Delhi Government.
Dr K K Aggarwal, President, HCFI and President, CMAAO, briefed the media stressing the importance of handwashing the most effective ways to ward off diseases (both communicable and non-communicable) and prevent antibiotic resistance.
The Perfect Health Mela’s partners this year include restaurant chain Imperfecto, personal and fabric hygiene brand Fena and Ansals University (educational partner), LIC and Coke. A dance and cultural evening with the renowned singer Shibani Kashyap will add lustre to the glitter. Dandia night with Lok Utsav and a Dance Talent Hunt will remain the centre of attraction.
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 is it important to be fit but also educate others on the need to ensure optimum fitness levels. This can go a long way towards reducing the burden of diseases in the country.”
The Perfect Health Mela celebrated its Silver Jubilee last year and promises to be bigger and better this time. All visitors will be given deworming tablet and Vitamin D sachet and 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.
The Perfect Health Mela started way back in 1993 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 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.