Chandigarh, September 28, 2019: As a part of World Heart Day celebrations University Institute of Applied Management Sciences, in association with NSS Panjab University and Ojas Super Specialty Hospital Panchkula, organised ‘Happy Hearts Healthy Hearts Campaign’ at Panjab University Campus on Saturday.
The campaign was inaugurated at UIAMS premises by Dean University Instructions Professor Shankar Jha along with Professor Upasana Joshi Sethi, Director UIAMS and Professor Navdeep Sharma, Coordinator NSS.
Prof.Jha also flagged off a ‘Quit Smoking Rally’, in which around 300 students from various departments of PU took part. In rally students showcased the placards to spread awareness about the ill-effects of smoking, both on heart and on other organs of the body.
This was followed by an aerobic exercise session and an educative talk on heart health by Dr.Anurag Sharma, senior cardiologist from Ojas hospital.
Dr.Anurag highlighted the importance of healthy diet, physical activity, and good sleep hygiene to keep heart healthy for a longer period. He also conveyed an important message, which is to avoid smoking and alcohol, as these are the major cause of most of the chronic diseases in later life, notably heart disease, stroke and cancer.